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Opposing Construction of New Nuclear Power Stations in the UK

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Last updated: 7 March 2006

The nuclear reactor is undoubtedly the most dangerous piece of technology ever invented. Since Enrico Fermi's first reactor buzzed into life at the University of Chicago in December 1942, humankind has lived under the dark shadow of nuclear energy.

The case against nuclear power remains as strong and persuasive as ever. Here are some bite-sized facts and quotes:

Nuclear power is relatively expensive

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Photo credit: Money by Ian Britton from FreeFoto.com.

Nuclear is no solution to global warming and climate change

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Photo credit: picture of electricity pylons by Ian Britton from FreeFoto.com.

Nuclear is not a renewable technology

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Photo credit: mining picture by Ian Britton from FreeFoto.com.

Nuclear is dirty

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Photo credit: picture of water pollution by Ian Britton from FreeFoto.com.

Nuclear is dangerous

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Photo credit: TIME magazine, May 12, 1986.

Nuclear is not the way forward

Photo of hydroelectric power plant in Galloway Scotland (C) Ian Britton FreeFoto.com 2003

Photo credit: Genuinely renewable energy: hydroelectric power station in Galloway, Scotland, by Ian Britton from FreeFoto.com.

We believe the way forward for Britain is a combination of renewable energy and energy efficiency. We're not alone.

For a list of background documents that go into the issues more deeply, please continue to our background information page.