Saturday, 22 March 2008

Were the People of Wales Consulted?

Britain and France are on the brink of signing a deal for the construction of many new nuclear power stations since France relies on nuclear power for 80% of its needs and Britain only 20%. There is still no solution to the disposal of nuclear waste, or the contamination of the environment from radioactive materials.

Friends of the Earth nuclear campaigner Neil Crumpton said: "The idea of selling nuclear power around the world as a solution to climate change is just nonsense.

"Nuclear power is limited, dangerous and requires a lot of hi-tech skills to deal with the waste. By far the better technology is renewables, particularly solar power in the deserts and wind power in more northerly climates. It is these safe, simple, easily constructed technologies that the UK and all other countries should be promoting."

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