Announcement

The nuclear situation in Japan: statement by The Rt Hon Chris Huhne MP

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

“We take this incident extremely seriously even though there is no reason to expect a similar scale of seismic activity in the UK. I have called…

“We take this incident extremely seriously even though there is no reason to expect a similar scale of seismic activity in the UK. I have called on the Chief Nuclear Inspector, Dr. Mike Weightman for a thorough report on the implications of the situation in Japan and the lessons to be learned. This will be prepared in close cooperation internationally with other nuclear regulators.

“It is essential that we understand the full facts and their implications, both for existing nuclear reactors and any new programme, as safety is always our number one concern.”