Britain's Nuclear Future
Britain's plans for a new generation of nuclear power stations were already facing economic hurdles. Tom Heap asks if events in Japan have dealt a fatal blow to the industry.
Britain is running out of power. Ten new nuclear reactors were supposed to provide the solution. In this week's 'Costing the Earth' Tom Heap asks if the events in Japan have dealt a fatal blow to the future of the industry.
Tom will be examining the changes in safety regimes that may be provoked by the ongoing disaster. He'll also be asking if the economic case for nuclear has changed and looking ahead to the future supply of uranium.
Producer: Alasdair Cross.