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The nuclear accident happened 2000 miles away. Yet we in Britain were still warned not to drink fresh rainwater.
What does that say about the likely effects of a similar accident here?
And does anyone now doubt that it could happen?
Of course we are tempted to say “We told you so,” for we warned at the Windscale Inquiry, we warned at the Sizewell Inquiry, we have warned for fifteen years that there was danger in the combination of human fallibility and technology with such unprecedented capacity for environmental harm.
But there’s no satisfaction in being proved right on this issue. What matters is that a similar disaster in Britain is as avoidable as it is at present predictable.
Nuclear power amounts to only four per cent of Britain’s energy supply-
Think about it.
. . . all that danger, all that cost, all the unsolved problems of waste for just four per cent of our energy.
When we have 300 years’ supply of coal.
ha en aain.
When we have North Sea Oil.
When we have North Sea Gas.
When we haven’t even started to conserve energy
When we haven’t even started to explore alternative energy sources ...such as sun, wind and waves.
You now know that the human cost of nuclear energy is too high. This is the time to add your voice to ours. Demand that no more nuclear power stations are built.
So, join us now. Or at least give us financial support. Someone has to speak on your behalf — we have the expertise and experience to do it.
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