Is nuclear energy becoming an environmentally friendly option? Yes, says a former bishop who as a result has been forced off the board of the Friends of the Earth. No, says Tony Juniper of Friends of the Earth, when the radioactive waste management and potential for terrorism are considered. The Independent reports.
It’s a problem environmentalists have been grappling with for decades, but it’s coming to the front of the agenda because of Kyoto and because Britain’s current nuclear reactors are nearing the end of their lives (but still generating over 20% of our power).