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How disappointed I was to read in a relatively recent issue of NCE that a majority of civil engineers supported a new programme for the construction of new nuclear power plants.

What happened to the intelligent rational far sighted engineer who would surely put firmly to rest such dangerous ideas where the potential for disaster is unprecedented?

Then there is the cost first of constructing and then decommissioning them - both widely underestimated by the nuclear industry for obvious reasons, in my opinion.

If as much money were ploughed into renewables then sources of energy for an infinite period of time could be released.

As I almost resigned over this issue, is there anybody out there interested in forming an Institution of Green Engineers?

Roderick Baker (M), 1 Gordon St, Cwmaman, Aberdare

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