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This dangerous waste
PHILIP Roe suggests in his response to my earlier letter that the waste from nuclear power stations is mainly a result of decontamination (Letters, August 23).
So can I ask Philip, from whence comes the nuclear waste stored in large concrete tanks at Sellafield? I understand it is mainly spent rods from the reactors, and that this deadly waste will be around for centuries.
Has it come from nuclear power stations or dropped off the sun.
If nuclear stations are so harmless, why is Chernobyl still a no-go area, half a century after the accident, likewise northern Japan?
Photovoltaic cells may be unattractive but they are completely harmless. No risk. That cannot be said of the nuclear industry.
Brian Ledger, Horseman Close, Copmanthorpe, York.
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