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CTDL 205: Nuclear revisited

It’s nice to see the UK putting nuclear power back on the table as an option. It may not be ideal, but it’s got potential to be a far cry better than the current alternatives.

The UK government confirmed in January that it was in the country’s long-term interest that nuclear power should play a role in providing Britain with clean, secure and affordable energy.
So why is nuclear power back on the national agenda? While there is no perfect answer and no perfect energy source, each method of generating electricity has advantages and disadvantages.
Like every other country, the UK is faced with the challenge of developing an energy programme that balances environmental issues, such as carbon emission reduction, with energy demand, security of supply and economics

[From BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Re-energising the nuclear industry]


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