Eight new nuclear power stations planned for England
The debate on nuclear power is up and running again. Gordon Brown believes that the worls needs to build up to a thousand if we are to meet energy needs and fight global warming and other enevironmental issues. He proposes to start in the UK with 8 nuclear installations. Let's see what opposition he encounters.
The new nuclear plants will mainly be based alongside existing facilities and are expected to be constructed over the next decade.
New planning laws will be used to fast-track approval for the nuclear plants which Gordon Brown believes are crucial in reducing Britain's dependency on fossil fuels.
However, the plans are likely to anger people living close to the new sites whose properties will now be close to nuclear plants for much of the century. Many environmentalists are also opposed to the plans. Earlier this year, the Government announced that it was committed to building a new generation of nuclear power stations to replace the existing facilities.