Letter Pete Roche Torness confidence is misplaced; I FEEL sorry for Torness station director Tamer Albishawi (“Boss of giant Torness power plant makes case for nuclear”, The Herald, June 21). He wasn’t born until after the bulldozers started work on the site. He won’t have been able to experience the peaceful tranquility of what was once a beautiful stretch of East Lothian coastline in the way that thousands of us who demonstrated against the construction were able to experience. More importantly, perhaps Mr Albishawi can explain why he is so confident Torness can continue generating until 2030 when we know EDF expect cracks in the graphite core to start appearing around 2022, and Richard Bradfield, chief technical officer at EDF, has warned these cracks could mean it has to shut earlier?
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