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Museum piece


Your report on nuclear power reminded me of the opportunity to preserve a Magnox station as a museum.

Usually, when an industrial plant closes, no funds are available to preserve anything.

With a Magnox station the cost of decommissioning is astronomical but if this money was put into an endowment fund it would pay for maintenance and preservation in perpetuity.

As I understand it, once the fuel rods have been removed, it would be very difficult for a terrorist to steal any of the radioactivity.

These stations represent an important technical advance and there are extensive archives that will need to be kept somewhere.

The problem, as always, is to get a group of interested people together. It would be best to get organised before generation ceases and bits start to disappear.

Paul Gibbons, Wingfield Station, Oakerthorpe, Alfreton, DE55 7LJ

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