He was commenting in regards to the Japanese Fukushima disaster COMMA which was caused by an explosion at the facility last month, following an earthquake.
Furthermore, Dr Nuttall noted that society can be severely disrupted by incidents where radiation is involved and costs to the economy can reach billions of dollars.
However, he asserted that fear, rather than actual danger, is the bigger factor highlighting the issue's importance.
In March, a spokesman for the Centre for Alternative Energy said the UK has no need for nuclear power as it can produce all the energy it needs through renewable sources.
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