THE TRUE FACTS ABOUT NUCLEAR POWER
Why it is: Unaffordable - Dangerous - Unnecessary - Bad For The Environment
The Small Modular Reactor (SMR) programme recently announced by the Government will not only fail but will divert resources from tried and tested renewables. Read the article here
It will not be needed in the long term and cannot solve the "energy gap" in the short term. Read the article here
Experts explain why nuclear power is not the answer to helping meet our CO2 emmissions targets. Read the article here
If nuclear power is prohibitivly expensive and cannot solve the energy crisis, now or in the future, why on earth are the UK government - and other governments around the world - so keen on it? Read the article here
Germany's remaining nuclear plants are scheduled to be shut down by the end of 2022 after former Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged to phase out nuclear power following the meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan in 2011.
While the Ukraine war may possibly delay the closure, the new German says it is government is sticking to the non-nuclear plan, despite softening public opinion. However, two plants that produce fuel and fuel elements for export may continue to operate. [Our italics. The nuclear fuel is used by other neighbouring nuclear power stations, in particular the controversial Belgian reactor Tihange 2]