UK to rethink nuclear strategy

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According to a UK national newspaper, the recent catastrophe in Japan has called for the UK to rethink their energy policy.

Environmental campaigners have called for a rethink of the UK's nuclear plans after a tsunami caused a serious radiation leak at nuclear power stations in Japan.

Liberal Democrat Energy Secretary, Chris Hulme has commented that the UK will be looking at lessons that could be learned.

He said that there is no reason to expect similar seismic activity in the UK, but officials and energy suppliers are taking the situation very seriously.

"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. 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," said Mr Hulme.

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