How much?

Someone on Radio 4 just said that the soon-to-be-proposed new nuclear power stations would need a budget of £17 billion. Even if that’s only American billions that’s a stupid amount to shell out on a scheme that won’t come online for ten years and will still be dangerously polluting (not at the plants, a huge amount of energy is required to mine the fuel and all mines have run-off, can you imagine what a uranium mine leaches into the water supply.)

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