Breaking – U.K. nuclear safety regulations place too low a value on human life

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“It is difficult to see how any safety case presented from now on that relies in any way upon the UKVPF, whether on the roads, the railways or in the nuclear industry, such as the new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C in Somerset, could stand up to test in court.  More modern and accurate methods exist, but the regulators are not using them.”

Published 13 February 2017

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New research has shown that the benchmark used by the U.K. Office for Nuclear Regulation for judging how much should be spent on nuclear safety has no basis in evidence and places insufficient value on human life. The review suggests it may need to be ten times higher — between £16 million and £22 million per life saved.

New research has shown that the benchmark used by the U.K. Office for Nuclear Regulation for judging how much should be spent on…

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