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GUEST,BOAB BS: New UK Nuclear Power? (28) RE: BS: New UK Nuclear Power? 23 Nov 05

Teribus---Chapelcross station produced weapons grade material.
Dounreay was among the earliest attempts in the U.K. at building a nuke-generating installation. The reason it was built at Dounreay was simply because any attempt to have it farther from London would have meant wading out towards Orkney. I was one of two Engineering students in my West of Scotland college who were offered jobs at either of the two above mentioned stations at the completion of our studies. The other guy took up the offer; I didn't wish to be involved.
   And I do not subscribe to the "hideous" view of the windmills. As an engineer, I see things of beauty. This I admit, is in the "eye of the beholder". They are so unlikely to have substantial effect that the fossil fuel lobbyists are even seen encouraging their use. But the energy offshore should not be ignored. It may well be expensive in the beginning, but it is virtually limitless---and many times more efficient than wind power.
I have little doubt that we are destined to live in the shadow of nuclear generation, with all of its deadly legacy and its inevitable use in making WMDs--but I also hope and pray that the fight for truly pollution-free and renewable energy continues--and intensifies.

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