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Could Fukushima derail the UK’s nuclear new build plans?


I cannot see the UK constructing a nuclear power plant in an area where earthquakes of any great magnitude might occur. Well not without a very long cable! Perhaps we should look at the French and their experiences rather than respond to a rather over-reactive news media outburst. A well considered engineering view must prevail.

Posted date

16 Mar 2011

Posted time

2:19 pm


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