Alan Duncan – Shadow Trade secretary says: We made it clear in our energy review findings on July 4, and once again on July 31 (when the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management published its report), that continued delay in identifying a site for the storage and burial of waste, both old and new, is unacceptable.
Telegraph 3rd August 2006
A Swedish nuclear plant has had to shut two of its three reactors over safety fears.
Sky 3rd August 2006
Michael Meacher: When Tony Blair abruptly overturns his own 2003 energy white paper and announces that Britain will go nuclear “with a vengeance”, even before the energy review he himself set up has reported, is policy-making now a matter of personal diktat? If not, how can effective counter-pressures be brought to bear? When Gordon Brown declares his support for replacing the Trident nuclear missile system at a cost of up to £25bn, even though many believe it now serves no useful purpose, are we to take it that such ex cathedra statements are now how policy is made?
Guardian 3rd August 2006