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Heysham Nuclear Power Station

Nuclear Power Station

Living here, the concrete block
black and grey sits on all horizons
Inside statistics reassure
only eleven human errors
To err is human

Except for terrorist attack or plane crash
there is not likely to be a problem
we don’t get tsunami here
we are not on a fault line
it’s not our fault

For the aborigines a rainbow serpent
made the world and all the beauty in it
seas and rivers, trees, birds, you, me
then fell asleep beneath a sacred mountain
Uluru, not be disturbed

Beneath her lies uranium silvery white
can be transmuted to plutonium 239
Chernobyl Fukushima Three Mile Island
To err is human, it’s not our fault
Let the serpent sleep

Half a world away half life begins
We bury it five hundred metres down
one hundred thousand years to decontaminate
To err is human, it’s not our fault
Let the serpent sleep

 

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