On the anniversary of the Windscale disaster and in the midst of the building of a new gas plant especially for Sellafield, the North West Evening Mail publishes a press release from the nuclear industry touting the ‘Rediscover Nuclear’ campaign. Some of the laughable descriptions include “homegrown” “safe” “low carbon”.
Each of these claims is a big fat lie.
As Phil Johnstone tweets: UK “homegrown” nuclear.
“UK only ever sold 2 reactors back in 60s, British Energy no longer exists. The UK doesn’t really have much of a civil nuclear industry. What is “homegrown” about it? Electricite de France? China General Nuclear Power Corporation?