Well, not really – but this disturbing little ‘home movie’ shows how any morning could be a ‘Friday 13th’ – with a plane crash at a nuclear power station.
“The short film, directed by Andy Morahan, shows a family enjoying a day on a beach, filmed for posterity by the father. An ever-louder roar breaks the tranquillity, and the hand-held camera pans to the sky to track a jet heading directly towards a nuclear facility just a few hundred metres away.”
Friday the 13th – Watch your worst nightmare unfold! »
What it’s all about:
“Building more nuclear power stations will dramatically increase the risk of a catastrophic terrorist attack, which could claim millions of lives, Greenpeace warned today”.
“A shocking dossier of expert evidence released by the environmental group shows how a terrorist strike, targetting dangerous radioactive waste held at the Sellafield nuclear facility in Cumbria, could kill over two million people.”
“UK nuclear sites are not built to withstand a deliberate crash by a jumbo jet full of highly explosive aviation fuel, and an attack on Sellafield could dwarf the consequences of the Chernobyl accident in 1986.”
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UK: Sellafield an easy target for hijacked jets
Dr Frank Barnaby, a former Aldermaston nuclear physicist who now works for the Oxford Research Group, said Greenpeace, who released the computer-generated film on the internet, was “facing up to reality”. He said: “The public have the right to know the danger. The Government says the terrorism threat is real. Building more nuclear power stations, especially after 11 September, is a risk we don’t have to take.For the Government to encourage it is crazy.”
Greenpeace video of ‘terror attack’ is condemned
Figures from Greenpeace show that for every 100 units of energy trapped in fossil fuel, 61.5 are lost through inefficient generation and heat wastage, 3.5 are lost in transmission and 13 are wasted through inefficient end usage.
“What we do not need is billions of pounds being poured into new nuclear plants that mean continuing with an outdated centralised electricity generation and distribution system,” Greenpeace director Stephen Tindale said.
UK green lobby girds for nuclear battle over energy »