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nuclear energy: faux pas or future?

31 March 2011

The call that we must learn lessons from Fukushima is being heard loud and clear. The confidences of many have been tested and the future of nuclear energy once more uncertain. But with viable energy alternatives such as carbon capture technology still years away, a nuclear outlook whether we like it or not is a distinct possibility for the future.

Despite international debate about the future of nuclear power, a u-turn in the UK looks unlikely. David Cameron has openly committed the UK to a partially nuclear future. The UK and EU have ensured that full testing and reviews of all nuclear plants will be conducted. However, many are left questioning, how, following Japan, can any government be certain as to the safety of such an energy source?

One lesson we can certainly learn from Japan is nothing comes with certainties attached.

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