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Dundee LibDems say nuclear power is the wrong choice for Scotland

May 24, 2007 8:55 AM

Dundee Liberal Democrats have today (Thursday 24th May) backed comments by LibDem Shadow Scottish Secretary Jo Swinson MP, who has said new nuclear power stations are not the way forward for Scotland's future energy needs.

Responding to the publication of the Government's Energy White Paper, Jo Swinson has criticised the proposals to invest in new nuclear power stations.

Ms Swinson said, "The opposition of a majority of Scots, the billions of pounds squandered, the legacy of toxic waste left for future generations; nuclear power is simply the wrong choice for Scotland.

"It is essential that the potential of Scotland's renewables industry is realised, but the Government is sending a damaging message as it deserts this sustainable choice for more nuclear power stations.

"The choice facing us is between investment in clean, efficient energy and tried, tested and failed nuclear technology."

Locally, here in Dundee, local LibDem policy convener Claire Matthew said, "Nuclear is not the answer and this is surely the time for government to be investing in a clean, renewables future."

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