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Nuclear Power

PUBLISHED: 15:05 21 January 2008 | UPDATED: 19:29 05 July 2010

GORDON Brown's green credentials look a bit thin after his recent ringing endorsement of nuclear power which could give us Sizewell C, amongst others.

Maybe he has not read the report of the Layfield Commission which, in 1988, had the following to say on this very subject: “Should a number of further nuclear power stations be in prospect, many matters would need to be re-considered on each occasion.

GORDON Brown's green credentials look a bit thin after his recent ringing endorsement of nuclear power which could give us Sizewell C, amongst others.

Maybe he has not read the report of the Layfield Commission which, in 1988, had the following to say on this very subject: “Should a number of further nuclear power stations be in prospect, many matters would need to be re-considered on each occasion. Those matters include waste management, waste disposal, economic and safe re-processing, nuclear inspection, selection of sites relative to one another, construction traffic, radiological consequences and uranium supplies”.

The report also stated that a public inquiry into the building of Sizewell C should be held before any work on the site commenced. And then, of course, there is the small question of flooding at the Sizewell site as a whole.

Not too late for a re-think, Mr Brown.

JOHN PIGNEGUY

Lowestoft Road

Reydon

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