NO TO N-DUMP ‘WOULD PUT NUCLEAR NEW-BUILD AT RISK’ SAYS PROFESSOR

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NO TO N-DUMP ‘WOULD PUT NUCLEAR NEW-BUILD AT RISK’ SAYS PROFESSOR

FORMER government science adviser Sir David King has warned that Britain’s nuclear power programme would be put at serious risk if a search does not go ahead in West Cumbria for somewhere to bury radioactive waste from the new reactor fleet.

One is planned close to Sellafield promising thousands of jobs and a predicted £9billion investment for the area.

Sir David, the Labour government’s chief scientific advisor for eight years, was a leading light in advocating “the renaissance of nuclear power in Britain pressing the case with Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

Yesterday he told The Whitehaven News that when the councils meet on October 11 to decide whether to go ahead for a site search a ‘no’ decision will have serious implications for the UK’s nuclear new build programme.

Sir David insists: “It is logical, sensible…

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