Britain expected to back new construction of nuclear power plants
Britain is expected to next week give a nod to new nuclear-power-plant construction. A judge overturned an initial go-ahead in February, saying the government failed to properly consult the public; officials have undertaken five months of public consultation in the lead-up to the expected announcement. “Dozens of individuals and organizations have contributed to the consultation and we have taken account of everything they said,” a senior source in the Department for Business and Enterprise told The Independent. “Given the circumstances we will be facing over the coming years, it is inconceivable that we should prevent nuclear from being part of our energy mix.” Greenpeace, which sued over the first decision, says a new plan to boost nuclear power would still be illegal because the public was given flawed information and there is no plan for radioactive-waste disposal. Hm, sounds familiar.