Letter: Nuclear hazards

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The Independent Culture
Sir: An interesting letter from Mr Gratwick (19 November) states his preference for nuclear power over greenhouse gases.

Nuclear material takes tens of thousands of years to become safe, is not safely containable, and is a frightening carcinogen. The true cost of decommissioning what nuclear facilities we have would supply a good deal of alternatives to keep energy demand down.

I am tired of ever more people (especially children) getting and dying of cancer because of the continuing belief that nuclear power is acceptable. Let's cut down gases by getting out of our cars and stopping using aeroplanes before we use nuclear power.

ANDREW COHEN

Woking, Surrey

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