Concerns that terrorists could attack Britain’s nuclear power network have failed to be addressed by plans for new nuclear plants, says Charles Clarke.
BBC 5th Sept 2006
Charles Clarke criticised Tony Blair’s backing for a new generation of nuclear power stations, Gordon Brown’s support for the maintenance of nuclear weapons, and called for higher green taxes. He argued that energy conservation and renewable sources were a better option than a new generation of nuclear power stations, saying the energy review had not adequately answered concerns about the safety and cost of waste, the dangers of an accident and the threat of terrorism.
Guardian 6th sept 2006
Javier Solana, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, and Ali Larijani, Iran’s senior nuclear negotiator, tentatively agreed to meet tomorrow in Vienna to try to settle differences over Tehran’s nuclear programme.
Times 5th Sept 2006