THORP NUCLEAR (UK)
. . . . . It should also be noted that Thorp's reprocessed fuel does not reduce in any way the total amount of radioactive waste the UK has to deal with. Meanwhile, in Finland a reactor similar to the ones EDF wants to build at Sizewell and Hinkley is three years late and 50% over budget. And in France a second new reactor is already nine months late and 20% over budget. It is difficult to comprehend why any government would want to trust this failed industry yet again.
We should be launching a local energy revolution to tackle climate change and fuel poverty. A policy based on decentralised energy would be cheaper, create more jobs, and could be implemented in time to meet our climate change commitments without creating dangerous waste and threatening nuclear weapons proliferation.
. . . . . ABOVE NEWS EXERPT FROM GUARDIAN (UK) MAY 21-2009.....SIMILAR CONCERNS ARE HAPPENING IN ONTARIO AT THE MOMENT RE: NUCLEAR PLANT CONSTRUCTION TO THE TUNE OF 26 BILLION TO THIS INDUSTRY COURTESY OF TAXPAYERS.