started the spin with their news release which Central TV mistook
for Good News and broadcast to the Central Southern TV Area that
NPower had abandoned their plans to fill the lakes in Radley.
Indeed they had abandoned their plans, but had also resubmitted
a varied plan with the same outcome, destruction of a mature lake
and the deposition of thousands of tonnes of fuel ash which have
been generated by an ageing dinosaur power station which was supposed
to have been phased out of service by 2005.
Save Radley Lakes repeated the process all over again to motivate
the public to protest at this travesty. NPower, in the meantime,
are trying to tell us that the lights will go out because they
can't dump what is equivalent of eight lorry loads of ash per
day into our Lakes.
are other landfill sites which could take this ash. Indeed
PFA is used to cap landfill sites to seal them. Why aren't
NPower looking at these alternatives? They are too busy
making money for their shareholders with their cheap imported
high ash content coal and running rings round the local authorities
by their failure to recycle and find other uses for PFA.
use the argument that there would be too many road transport movements
to take the ash elsewhere but based on the figures provided by
them for the amount of ash generated to go to landfill, we have
calculated that only eight lorries a day would leave Didcot Power
Station bound for somewhere like Calvert which has a huge old
quarried area which needs infilling.
the day Save Radley Lakes lodged the objection on behalf of the
its 550 + members and 11500 petitioners, NPower were up to their
they were on Radio Oxford making out that the EA had given approval
to their vile scheme. Then they were on the local News saying
that they had produced record amounts of electricity this winter.
This Dinosaur Power Station has, therefore, produced more CO2,
more pollution, more ash and they brag about it. People
have to realise that the low-cost coal option comes with a price
- and it is time NPower stopped their spin and started to tell
the truth about their ageing polluting monstrosity.