10 December 2016

11,184 UK Wind Turbines Supplying Intermittent Electricity = 1 Hinkley Point C Supplying 24/7 Electricity.

"...How long does a wind turbine last? The design life of a good quality modern wind turbine is 20 years. Depending on how windy and turbulent the site is, the turbine could last for 25 years or even longer, though as with anything mechanical, the maintenance costs will increase as it gets older..."

9,508,850 Homes x 25 Years = 237,721,250 Total
Homes Powered Equivalent (p.a.) - Calculated using the most recent statistics from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) showing that annual UK average domestic household consumption is 3,994 kWh.
Homes Powered Equivalent (p.a.) - 
Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Plant = 6,406,500
6,406,500 Homes x 60 Years = 379,000,500 Total
Hinkley Power Total ÷ Wind Power Total = 1.59
Total UK Wind Farm Capacity Needed to Deliver as much electricity to UK Households is: 
1.59 x 14,261.275 MW = 22,675.427 MW
The UK needs to build another 8,414.152 MW of Wind Turbine Capacity [that's another 4,150 wind turbines
to deliver the same [intermittent] power as Hinkley's [24/7] power.
11,184 Wind Turbines = 1 Hinkley Point C
But - Will that target be reached before Hinkley starts to deliver?

31 October 2016

Hinkley Point C Will Power More Than One Quarter Of All UK Homes For 60 Years!

What's the best way to compare power supply technologies?

So how does Hinkley Compare?

What a bit of Simple Arithmetic can show about The Ludicrous Cost of Offshore Wind compared to a 
Nuclear Power Plant:

22 August 2016

The Death Knell of the LNT Model?

The Death Knell of the LNT Model?

Biological and Environmental Research (BER)

Biological Systems Science Division (BSSD)

Radiobiology: Low Dose Radiation Research

Program Description

The Low Dose Program is unique within the US

 government in supporting experimental 

radiation biology research that studies the effects of 
very low dose exposures.

Program Accomplishments

Research from DOE's Low Dose Program re-examines

existing paradigms and provides the results that support

the development of new, biological paradigms.

One example that challenges an old assumption is the 
findings that exposure to a low vs. high dose of radiation 
results in both qualitatively as well as quantitatively 
different cellular and molecular responses, thus 
demonstrating non-linear response with respect to 

Another is the finding that in addition to high-dose 
biological damage that may lead to cancer, 
very low dose radiation exposure may participate in 
beneficial biological outcomes by stimulation of our 
natural tissue surveillance mechanisms
These processes are shaped by physical 
exposure parameters that include dose, dose-rate and 

The research has underscored the importance of the 
Low Dose Program's effort to study intact-tissue 
biological response to a stressor such as radiation 
exposure, rather than studying only the initial events 
within an individual cell.

11 March 2015

Causorrelation - Background Radiation and Flatlined Solid Cancers?

Surely it's a Genuine Causation Link !

"...Considering that evolution, it seems entirely natural to us that life on Earth accepts low dose radiation as a stimulus and has been endowed with biophylactic functions for this, and that low dose radiation may also produce positive effects such as suppressing cancer..."

And since the Earth's Background Radiation has been around for the best part of 4.5 billion years:

 It's Background Radiation First
Life's Resistance to Low Level Radiation by the Evolution of DNA Repair Mechanisms

ICRP Graph
The Flat-line is almost perfectly bracketed by
'Earth background'

As near as can be estimated from the flat-lined portion of graph, the Number of Solid Cancers among Survivors stayed the same, although the Dose received by the 13,494 Group was 150 Times Higher than the dose received by the 12,806 group.

Tourists bury themselves in the Sands of the Beaches of Guarapari, where The Natural Background Radiation is 875 Times Higher than the dose received 
by the 12,860 group ! 
Guarapari Brazil 

LNT Predictions is Not What Happens in the Real World !
There's just too  much Noise from so many other Mutaganic Sources:

08 February 2015

WindIdiots Stop Now - Stop Damaging Our Wild Spaces! Stop Delaying Solutions!

In 6 Slides - How Damaging, How Monstrous And How Useless Wind Turbines Are:

And That's Not All!

For the Whole Of 2014, all of the Performance Data for UK Wind Farms is detailed on this Page:

It's 1,008,000 kg Versus 190 kg!

Here's a 14 x 14 array of 3 kW kettles:

Now try to picture this payload at the foot of a 479 feet high Monstrosity:

Every Member of Greenpeace, every Member of Friends of The Earth and every Concerned Environmentalist should consider the Ridiculous Imbalance in the use of Precious Resources against the Pathetic Performance of Wind Turbines.

Think seriously about the Destruction of Eco-Systems and Wildlife. Think about the degradation of our Pristine Countryside and Coastline Environments.

Think how you've dragged back in the past and continue to delay the introduction of Gen IV Breeder Reactor Technology:


01 December 2014

Great Lives on Radio 4. Alvin Weinberg - Should He Feature On This Show?

Mathew Parris presents the biographical series in which his guests choose someone who has inspired their lives. Tuesdays at 4:30 pm, repeated Fridays at 11:00 pm.

From Winston Churchill to Kenny Everett.
Although many may be indifferent or even antagonistic to those chosen, in one way or another, humanity will owe most of them a debt of gratitude.

Should Gen IV MSBRs (Molten Salt Breeder Reactors) prove (over the coming 2 or 3 decades) to be the technology with the potential to solve all of humanities worst problems
What kind of debt will we owe to
Alvin Weinberg?
A couple of months ago, I emailed a suggestion to
The Alvin Weinberg Foundation 
That the 'Dream Team' of Baroness Worthington choosing Alvin Weinberg, supported by Kirk Sorensen's biographical expertise, would be excellent material for Great Lives.
Shortly afterwards, at a meeting of the 
All-Party Parliamentary Group on Thorium Energy 
I managed to corner Baroness Worthington and established that the notion of such a programme had made it through to her.

Will it happen - WATCH THIS SPACE!

07 November 2014

Steeliphobes Set To Push Radiophobes Into Second Place!

Pity the poor Radiophobes because they simply cannot see the wood for the trees.

They are utterly blind to the media driver: "If it bleeds, it leads". They believe the distortions and hyperbole put about by professional reporters and presenters needing scare-stories to peddle their wares.

These professionals possess unimaginable power and zero responsibility - What an unholy cocktail!
Has anyone ever seen this in the Headlines?
"...Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide live or work in close proximity to steel mills. Integrated steel production generates chemical pollution containing compounds that can induce genetic damage..."
Air pollution induces heritable mutations.

Or this?

"...Integrated steel millsproduce chemical mutagens that contaminate aquatic and atmospheric environments (1,2). and may pose a genetic hazard to humans and wildlife. Herring gulls (Larus argentatus) nesting near mill sites on the Great Lakes were shown to have higher germline mutation rates at minisatellite DNA loci than those at rural sites (3), and mutation frequency increased with colony proximity to integrates steel mills (4). It was postulated that inhaled airborne contaminents emitted from steel mills, such as polycyclic aromatic compounds, were largely responsible for mutation induction..."
"...Our results indicate that human and wildlife populations in proximity to integrated steel mills may be at risk of developing germline mutations more frequently because of the inhilation of airborne chemical mutagens..."

To Radiophobes Everywhere:

You poor Wretches!
Stop worrying about minute levels of radiation from remote nuclear power plants, calm the befuddled activities in your brain and concentrate on the 
far-from-imaginary problems of everyday life:

The chemical mutagens in every breath you take and every mouthful of food and liquid you consume. 

This should be of a thousand times more concern to you and your's than the screaming headlines about radiation that are hurled at you in the scare stories from the powerful media morons.