Future of Nuclear Power
I am hearing from several sources that a government announcement paving the way for a new generation of nuclear power plants is imminent and may be made within the next 72 hours.
Needless to say the anti-nuclear lobby are having fits about this. That's a good sign.
By chance in a shop earlier today I noticed a set of granite coasters and a pair of granite mats for sale. Regardless of where the granite came from, I am sure that these are perfectly good products.
But to put the radiation impact of nuclear power in perspective, I suspect the miniscule amount of extra radiation which the average West Cumbrian would pick up from these items if he or she bought them is probably more than he or she gets from the presence of Sellafield and the nuclear waste storage facility at Drigg put together. And considerably less than the average tourist gets in background radiation from the underlying granite during a week's holiday in Cornwall.