Friday, April 14, 2006

Nuclear power a dangerous non-option

Remains of Chernobyl reactorA parliamentary committee undertaking a review of energy policy has come out decisively against a new generation of nuclear power stations:

"If Blair is right that the world has changed, then it must apply to this area as well."

Professor Keith Barnham, energy security consultant and emeritus professor of Physics at Imperial College London, told the committee: "The possible outcome of a terrorist attack is so terrible that we feel it has to be faced up to before any new build. Basically, we have so many potential targets as a result of the waste policy."

Faced with such clear-cut evidence, Blair will doubtless continue on the path he seems to have already chosen — skewing the energy market in favour of expensive and dangerous nuclear power, and renewing Britain's nuclear weapons capability.

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