Archived press release
Search for N-waste site highlights need for clean renewables
Commenting on Government plans to try and find a long-term site to store nuclear waste, Friends of the Earth’s Director of Policy and Campaigns, Craig Bennett said:
“Nearly 60 years after the UK’s first nuclear power station was switched on, we’re still not even close to figuring out an adequate solution for the industry’s legacy of toxic radioactive waste.
“The fact that the Government is having to offer bribes to communities to even talk to them about options, while making it clear they will override their views anyway, highlights that that this is a technology of the past, not the future.
“Successive UK governments have wasted immense amounts of money and political effort on nuclear power down the years. If even half of that had been put into safe, clean renewables and energy efficiency, we’d all be in a much better place.”