AN ANTI-NUCLEAR campaign group chairman has launched his new book exploring the legacy of power stations.

Professor Andy Blowers, chairman of Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group, has written a “timely reminder of the inevitable risks” of building power stations near communities.

The Legacy of Nuclear Power compiles stories from Hanford in the US, Sellafield in the UK and Normandy in France.

BANNG has been campaigning against a new power station at Bradwell, saying the site is unsuitable.

Prof Blowers book was officially launched at the Royal Asiatic Society in London last month.

The event was launched by Professor David Humphreys with lead speaker environmentalist Jonathon Porritt then taking to the stage.

Jonathon, director of Forum for the Future, said: “The nuclear industry invites us, all the time, to look forward – never look back.

“Andy Blowers’ compelling study shows why: its legacy, all around the world, is a shocking one, with no long-term solutions to the problem of nuclear waste in sight, and countless communities blighted in one way or another, by the nuclear incubus in their midst.”

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