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Thursday, 10 January 2008

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Wales is preparing itself for a new generation of nuclear power stations after Gordon Brown listened to critics who said new stations will be expensive, dirty, and dangerous, and decided to put them in Wales.

Ministers say the decision is necessary, as many nuclear and coal-fired power stations are due to close within 20 years and that would leave London in the dark.

The government's former chief scientific brain, Sir Larry Lamb, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "Nuclear is no longer expensive, given the price of oil and gas...Obviously [safety] is a question that has to be dealt with very, very carefully." Very carefully indeed, hence the decision to build them in Wales which is large and empty.

The government's 2006 Energy Review said Wales should "initiate, fund, construct and operate new nuclear plants". It said Wales should help itself by "addressing potential barriers", such as its draconian planning laws that forbid dangerous nuclear power stations.

The original proposal to locate a nuclear power station on the 2012 London Olympic site once the Olympics have finished has been scrapped after it was discovered building must start immediately or else we're all doomed.

The Conservative Party backed anything nuclear on principle. The Liberal Democrats said on one hand it was fine but on the other it would create "the long-term legacy of waste" while also considering the need for energy notwithstanding any former proposals or skirting round the issue in any way whatsoever. Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond agreed with everybody that more nuclear power stations must be built in Wales.

Wales. Where exactly is it? If you know, contact these people at the Beeb quickly before it's too late.

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