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The only way to view any intentions to build more nuclear reactors anywhere on earth is that the decisions are made by insane people. Governments make decisions based on 'economics' but that is never a sound judgement. Money is not the most important thing on earth as they seem to think. Apart from anything else, it is not necessary to persist in using outdated methods of producing electricity given the rapid development of alternative fuel production. We need to only build homes that use very little fuel and learn to be more respectful of the earth's resources. What do we ever give back to the earth for all we take out of it and do to it?

UK energy user

I don't know about the routine emissions but what about the unexpected emissions after disasters such as Chernobyl, Fukishima, etc? These seem to result in far greater radiation exposure than just the small everyday emissions.

Also is the site susceptible to inundation by "freak waves"? The UK has had several tsunami-type events in the last millenium. The Severn Estuary flooding in 1607 seems to have killed about 2,000 people.

Meanwhile, many UK nuclear power plants are almost built "on the beach".

Andre Menache

More power to Mr Walker! He is absolutely correct to point out the health dangers associated with nuclear radiation. Not enough is being done by government to reduce people's exposure to cancer causing environmental pollution, including nuclear radiation and toxic chemicals. Little wonder that the leading cause of death in children aged 1-14 years today is cancer.

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