As Osborne doubles nuclear research support for small modular reactors (SMRs) in the UK, David Lowry asks if he has ignored the new, multiple terror risks this brings in its wake? One omission from every single presentation at a recent summit on SMRs was consideration of the long term management of radioactive waste arising from such a huge projected increase in nuclear capacity, especially as it is recognized that the greatest public concern over nuclear surrounds radioactive waste. And with the UK Energy Technology Institute proposing the proliferation of dozens of new SMRs across Britain, the terrorist risk has been ignored. Any future summit will surely need to address this.
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