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The nuclear option

A nuclear revival might stop climate change. But it can revive British manufacturing too

By John Rose   May 2009

“Believe me Professor Schrödinger, the cat is dead”

The economic crisis has exposed the dangers of Britain’s unbalanced economy. It is now widely accepted that preventing another such disaster means rebalancing our economy, ending our over-reliance on financial services and revitalising our manufacturing industry. The key to this could lie in a surprising area: nuclear power.

Nuclear has moved up the national and international agenda as problems of energy security and climate change push forward the search for new energy sources. But the nuclear revival could also bring about a renaissance in Britain’s high value-added manufacturing sector.

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