UK inspector gives nuclear energy his seal of approval

The long awaited report that will determine the future of nuclear energy in the UK is out, and it has given nuclear energy a resounding thumbs-up.

Dr Mike Weightman, the Chief Nuclear Inspector that the UK government appointed to assess the future of nuclear power in Britain following the events at Fukushima in Japan, has said there is no reason to halt developments of nuclear energy in the UK.

The report has found that the UK nuclear industry has reacted “responsibly and appropriately displaying leadership for safety”, after the events of Fukushima threw the UK’s plans into chaos and pandemonium ensued over the safety of nuclear energy.

The report was commissioned by Climate Change and Energy Secretary Chris Huhne and analysed the safety of nuclear power plants in Britain to ensure that a Fukushima-style catastrophe never happened in the UK.

Even though the full report will not be released next month, 11 conclusions have been released but the overall message is:

“Seeking to learn from events, and from new knowledge and experience, both nationally and internationally, must continue to be a fundamental feature of the safety culture of the UK nuclear industry.”

Chris Huhne commissioned the report into nuclear energy

Chris Huhne is pleased with the report, saying in a statement that, “we want to see new nuclear as part of a low carbon energy mix going forward. This provides us with the basis to continue to remove the barriers to nuclear new build in the UK.”

This is good news for numerous politicians and organisations who have championed the use of nuclear energy in the UK to create cheap electricity. The Prime Minister David Cameron is a fan, and has previously backed the use of nuclear energy.

Nuclear energy is also much cheaper than other sources of renewable energy such as wind, according to a report by the Committee on Climate Change published last week.


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