Friday, July 14, 2006

Atomic Power? Yes Please!

Plans to convert Richborough Power Station into a nuclear power plant received an unexpected boost last night.

Quite by chance, BBC2's excellent Horizon science programme presented new evidence that radiation is actually beneficial, and that, far from running away like screaming ninnies any time a nuclear plant like Chernobyl blows up, we should all bathe in the health-giving rays given off by the melting uranium.

The timing couldn't be better, and I've told my City chum, who's putting together the Richborough bid, to count me in for another half a mill!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

With all that extra power on tap, maybe EDF will finally be able to keep the lights on in Harbour Parade instead of blackouts every other week.

Lucy Mail said...

As I recall, in the good old days when Poorborough supplied all of our electrical needs, things weren't as hot as heynonnymouse is imagining they will be. There were frequent 'outages' (to coin that wonderful American colloquialism) and in between times, the voltage/current was up and down like a rabbits arse in mating season.
Not so sure we'd be better off at all!

Anonymous said...

Wasn't that something to do with Ted Heath and the three day week, though?

The Angina Monologues said...

I'm afraid, Mr Eastcliff, that your scheme is about as cock-eyed as putting on direct flights from Manston to Norfolk, Virginia. Which means you'll probably get a grant for it!

Dr Russell Square said...

I visit this blog from time to time to time looking for a sign of some redeeming feature, talent or achievement from its author but sadly I can find none!

Little Weed said...

Old Ramsgate (then and now): East Cliffjust thought this would interst you as you must have similar views from the CTM

Lucy Mail said...

Not in the mid to late 80's heynonny, no. I think Maggie was more for the eight day week.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Those are great pics that Vince Runacre (aka Shaft) has on his 'then and now' site. The old place looks amazingly bereft of people in 2006, though, compared to Victorian times.

Lucy Mail said...

Despite the promenade being considerably wider now, though not quite as wide as it should be!
Maybe the later pictures were taken in the deepest, darkest depths of winter?

Eastcliff Richard said...

Or maybe the old photos are posed, a kind of Victorian rent-a-crowd?

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