Letter: Made in Britain

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The Independent Online
Sir: Although the US stopped production of plutonium in 1988, President Bush's statement that US plutonium production will cease is still welcome ('Bush announces new nuclear cut-back', 14 July). This leaves Britain in the invidious position of being the world leader in production of a substance, the main purpose of which is the manufacture of nuclear weapons.

We urge the Government to discontinue plutonium recovery and decommission the Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant at Sellafield, Cumbria.

Yours faithfully,

HUGH GORDON

Professions for Social

Responsibility

London, NW3

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