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Nuclear debate welcomed


Regarding the letter from Gerry Beers headed 'Going critical' (NCE letters last week) Antony Oliver should make no apology regarding his comments on the latest push for nuclear power.

They are not only refreshing but also pertinent and sensible.

For decades we have been subjected to the nuclear industry's lobbying and complacency about safety, reinforced by overwhelmingly pro-nuclear views from NCE.

For example, Lord Howie in his regular old articles was incessant in bashing the anti-nuclear power lobby, and included such gems as - and I paraphrase his remarks from memory - 'There is more danger to the public from the use of hedge trimmers than from nuclear power'.

I found the recent articles and comment in NCE the first bit of balance in the debate, and to try and stifle that is quite extraordinary.

Richard Currie (M ret), 2 Rosedale, Talycoed, Monmouth, NP25 5HP

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