Letter Mark Herlach: In “Generating criticism” Kiran Stacey provides a comprehensive review of the history leading to the current state of affairs in which the UK, a nuclear pioneer, must now rely on foreign suppliers to design and build its next general of nuclear power stations. However, one key part of the story is missing. Britain had its own nuclear champion, British Nuclear Fuels, which was dismantled less than a decade ago and would have provided the antidote to the infirmity described by your correspondent. BNFL owned Westinghouse, a pre-eminent global nuclear company with an advanced reactor design – the AP1000 – that will now be built on British soil under the Toshiba banner.
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