Some interesting stuff here, courtesy of our very own Ministry of Defence, with regard to the UK’s nuclear weapons. You’d think some/most (maybe all?) of this raw data would be much more hush-hush. But hey, what’s the point in having warheads if you don’t tell anyone (everyone) you’ve got them?
Nuclear power is possibly the most contentious and emotive of all methods of energy production, due to the nature of the material involved and long term consequences of accidents. Nuclear power stations currently produce about a quarter of Britain’s electricity. Many are now too old to continue to operate efficiently and safely and are being closed down. By 2023 only 4% of Britain’s electricity will come from nuclear power.
The events on 11 September 2001 highlighted the vulnerability of critical national infrastructure to terrorist attack. Bellona’s position paper examines the vulnerability of the United Kingdom’s nuclear facilities to terrorism.
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Of his exposure to radioactivity he says, “I don’t believe I took more than five years off my life.”