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ECOCIDE - After World War Two, a new crime was created on the international statute books, called Genocide. Since then there has been no World War Three, but humans, have created the Anthropocene Age, where governments and powerful corporations are destroying the planet environmentally. We are therefore keen to see the Rome Statute amended to create a crime to recognise and seek to prevent ruthless profiteering and exploitation, such that this irresponsible plundering of our natural resources might be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court.
We wonder why there is no radiation tax, against nuclear power stations?
We all have to have insurance to drive a car, but energy companies can operate a nuclear power station without the equivalent of a Road Fund License, or a valid Insurance Policy. Sweden had such a tax, but are such heavy users of electricity, that they gave in to pressure for their radioactive pollution monsters and phased out the levy.
Anti-nuclear activists handed out yellow leaflets at COP26 that advising that “nuclear disasters like Chernobyl and Fukushima endanger whole countries and regions” and “nuclear power generates 4-5,000kg of radioactive waste for every kg of nuclear fuel, poisoning land, air and drinking water” making the fuel “too dirty, dangerous, expensive [and] slow” to fight climate change. In real life and online, emotions on the subject run high.
These protestors are of course right about that, there is no denying the facts.
SWEDEN ABOLISHES NUCLEAR CAPACITY TAX
Plutonium and Uranium are some heavy shit elements, that should at the very least attract a hefty Radiation Tax. Countries like Sweden that has such planet friendly penalties, and then consigned them to the bin, are not doing babies and children any good. Effectively bathing them in low level radiation and increasing their risk of cancer in later life. Thus, nuclear power plants are a form of crime under the heading 'Ecocide.'
Nuclear power generation is dangerous. We are not just talking about accidents, like core melt-down and radioactive coolant leaks. We are talking about the fact that spent fuel is stored in caverns, in the sea and boreholes, without any possible long-term management plan. Simply because no corporation will survive for hundreds of thousands of years, and no bond or other financial deposit scheme could be large enough and long lasting enough to cope with any eventual pollution disaster. And what can happen will happen. That is Murphy's Law.
Germany: cost of nuclear energy
DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS - Boris Johnson's government has no real clean energy policy. His comedy cabinet of clowns is countenancing, new oil fields and coal mines, and licking the back-sides of nuclear energy companies. All of which has caused an energy crisis in the United Kingdom. When what he should have done was push for wind and solar renewables like there was no tomorrow. He could have done that with policies and statute, but he was too lazy, keeping in the back of his mind that many of his paying supporters were in the oil and gas businesses and property developers.
Such conflicts of interest are hardly conducive the blazing a zero emission trail, because he would be biting the hand that feeds him.
Johnson's successor could make nuclear power untenable with a Radiation Tax. He could give wind and solar companies massive tax holidays, and force councils to implement an infrastructure for EVs, that pave the way to a sustainable hydrogen economy, while catering for battery electrics. Such policies would attract overseas investors, and restore confidence in the United Kingdom, where at the moment the country is weak and vulnerable to a virtual takeover with China and France investing in utilities, which should more properly be controlled by British (or at the very least European) investors who are themselves not in the pockets of Asian or Russian concerns, with world domination agendas.
We believe that every nation should be protected by international bullies, and their geographical borders and trade routes respected. We are also hopeful that one day there will be an international currency based on agriculture and the food production capability of planet earth, free of artificial fertilizers. That should be the new gold standard, where at the moment we are in free-fall with no limitations on the printing of money, that has no substance to back it up. Without some kind of natural brake on lending, all currencies are crypto.
IS IT SAFE? - In our view, nuclear power in any form, can never be safe. Under international law, nuclear proliferation is illegal. In view of the ultimate danger storing radioactive waste presents to future generations, we consider that any administration that encourages, endorses or otherwise employs atomic fission for any purpose, should be considered an Eco Nazi - and liable to the full force the law - to include confiscation of assets - to help pay for cleaning up the mess they have created for mankind.
Weapons will attract a radiation tax at a higher rate.
The International Criminal Court might prosecute offenders who do not pay their radiation taxes. A bit like driving a car without a valid MOT, and/or insurance.
Nuclear sites must have an environmental permit to operate. The permit requires them to monitor radiation levels from their discharges and any effects on the environment.
For example, Sellafield Ltd carry out environmental monitoring around the Sellafield site. The Environment Agency assesses the results and suitability of Sellafield Ltd’s programme, including the company’s monitoring for radioactive objects on west Cumbria beaches.
- check that radioactivity in food and the environment from authorised releases and discharges does not affect people’s health or the environment
- gather long-term information on concentrations and trends so that they can identify any changes and take action if needed
- assess the public’s total exposure to radiation around nuclear sites
The UK reports annually on discharges of radioactive substances which may reach the north east Atlantic marine environment. You can find out more on the OSPAR website. Read the ‘Review of the UK strategy for radioactive discharges’ which shows UK progress against the 2009 strategy outcomes and OSPAR objectives.
After the Chernobyl accident the UK government installed a national radiation monitoring and nuclear emergency response system (RIMNET). It is part of the arrangements for dealing with the effects of overseas nuclear accidents in the UK.
BRITAIN GOT ANOTHER BUM DEAL - In electing a clown as Prime Minister, UK voters made one of the biggest mistakes in British history. Brexit was and is a disaster, costing pensioners an absolute fortune, as real world inflation halved the value of their savings, with timber, copper and other commodities doubling in price. Then there is the energy crises and nuclear power, with food prices rising. We feel sure that Dr Hannibal Lecter would like to have his old friend for dinner. It might be that some Conservative Party members might also want to join in the feast.
ARE THESE THE DIRTIEST DOZEN - WORLD'S WORST - TOP HR VIOLATORS ?
THE CIRCUS -MARCH 2020
Conservative politics is based on delaying economic shortcomings by robbing Peter to pay Paul. Another prime example of short term politics with long term cost and pollution implications, is nuclear power and radioactive waste that can never be safe.
Despite that, the UK has let Electricity of France (EDF) into the frame, with promises to pay almost double the rate for a megawatt of energy, than it costs to generate the same with solar and wind power. Why on earth did Boris make such a decision, without consulting the general public, and informing them as to the facts?
DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS - We pay our taxes but get no value for all our hard earned pounds. Don't forget that our income is taxed along with just about everything we buy. Even buying a house is subject to stamp duty and dying also costs money with death duties. Shit! How are they getting away with bleeding the electorate dry like this? Fuel is taxed, drinks are taxed (that's okay by us), and using roads is taxed. Then there is car tax of course. We heard they are thinking of taxing sex, based on the length of your Johnson.
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