One thing we have learnt this week

I have just found this article which anyone who thinks nuclear power might be a good idea might like to read first.  A secret French report on the cost of cleaning up after a nuclear disaster at a reactor in central France has been leaked to a French Sunday paper.  In it clean-up costs were estimated at 5.8 Trillion Euros.  After this the originators of the report the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) released a second version putting the costs at merely 430 billion euros.  The same organisation estimate Fukishima cleanup at a trillion euros according to IRSN Director General Jacques Repussard.  All this as the UK government is set to raise the liability of companies operating nuclear plants to £1 billion pounds for clean-up and seems set to reach agreement with EDF to build new reactors…


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