nuclear power, not so fab

13 Aug

The folk promoting the nuclear industry are a misleading bunch of scumbags. Next time you come across a planted news story that evangelises the virtues of nuclear power, think about this ::

Documents seen by Greenpeace show that French company Areva is failing to implement vital safety procedures in the troubled construction of its prototype European Pressurized Water Reactor (EPR) in Olkiluoto, Finland. As well as being 2-3 years behind schedule, 70 per cent over budget, and experiencing 1,500 construction defects along with a damaging fire, the reactor’s safety cannot be guaranteed.

Nice.

More over at Greenpeace’s excellent “Nuclear Reaction” blog.

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