Tuesday Nov 9
Greenpeace response to the announcement about 10 new nuclear stations for UK.
Commenting on energy minister Ed Miliband’s announcements on more nuclear power stations today, Ben Ayliffe, head of Greenpeace’s nuclear campaign, said:
“Miliband can name as many sites as he likes for new nuclear power stations, but the fact remains that the figures simply don’t add up.
“Even the Thatcher government realised this. It was exactly 20 years ago to the day that they pulled nuclear plants from the energy privatisation scheme when they realised that nuclear power was not an attractive investment for private companies. And it still isn’t.
“Our lawyers will be examining this announcement very closely. You can’t justify building more nuclear power stations when there is no solution to radioactive waste and when international regulators are saying there are huge uncertainties surrounding the basic safety of new reactor designs.”