Editorial: Nuclear industry must not forget past lessons

时间:2019-03-02 12:16:01166网络整理admin

IN THE nuclear industry, memories can be distressingly short. In 1976, the UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution declared that it would be “morally wrong” to make a major commitment to nuclear power without demonstrating a way of safely isolating radioactive waste. Yet the UK is about to embark on a programme to build at least 10 reactors while still lacking a disposal site for the waste that has accumulated over the past 50 years. What’s more,