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In recent months, as the large Hinkley Point nuclear project has hit a succession of problems (see the recent blog by Phil) there has been increasing attention to the prospects of small nuclear reactors, most often small modular reactors (SMRs). These are seen as either a complement to or, increasingly, … [Continue Reading]
in the news …
All the 'main' political parties are backing nuclear power in bold defiance of all the evidence that it's expensive, dangerous and not even low-carbon, writes David Lowry. Even David Osborne just admitted that Hinkley C is 'unaffordable' - but supports it anyway. For a rational nuclear policy, the way is Green.
By Dr David Lowry
The Ecologist, 22nd April 2015
A risk theoretic statistical analysis using a dataset that is 75 percent larger than the previous best dataset on nuclear incidents and accidents.
By Spencer Wheatley, Benjamin Sovacool, Didier Sornette
10th April 2015