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Dead end route


I write to record my disappointment that most of Council candidates have already decided that nuclear energy should be part of the UK energy mix.

Today, we know the failure-proof nuclear dream of 30 years ago for what it is. More complex systems simply generate more complex failure modes.

The failure may be minor, such as the loss of 20t of uranium at Sellaeld, or major like the explosion at Chernobyl, but the data is now available to assess the impacts and set a cost to them.

Only if this is done, will the Institution be able to make an informed judgement and advise others.

Stephen Penfold (M), sj54231@aol. com

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