Thirlmere Drought Thirlmere Drought

United Utilities: “We have had discussions with NuGen who have told us that they expect to have cooling, construction and ongoing water use needs. At this stage in development their exact needs are unknown”

Moorside Water from Thirlmere.EA-letter   pdf

NuGen are asking the public to consult on their plans for 3 AP1000 reactors.  Meanwhile they are keeping schtum about how much fresh water the reactors and associated nuclear sprawl would require.  Would it be 1 million gallons of fresh water a day – two? three? or over 4 million gallons ?   At present over 4 million gallons a day are abstracted from Wastwater and other sources such as the Calder and the River Ehen to cool the highly radioactive heels of Sellafield.  To put Sellafield’s 4 million gallons of fresh water usage  into perspective: Thirlmere aqueduct, an underground tunnel from the Lake District, two metres…

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