Walt Patterson On Energy
Nuclear power: Books
It is 'unofficial' only in that it contradicts the bizarrely inaccurate 'official' story that nuclear people retailed for popular consumption. Going Critical is based on all the relevant official records - Hansard, annual reports, Select Committee hearings - but the story it tells is an extraordinary true black comedy. Yet more extraordinary is that the black comedy of UK nuclear power policy did not end in 1985, when Going Critical appeared. It continues, in much the same way, to this day. Indeed, in 2013, it entered a whole new chapter of surrealistic perversity. Alas, I shall not be around to chronicle the denouement in 2048, when according to current plans UK electricity users will still be paying for Hinkley Point C.
You can find Going Critical here.
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