THE WHITEHAVEN NEWS

THE WHITEHAVEN NEWS



NEWS ROUND-UP

Thursday, February 07, 2002

New power stations leak

New nuclear power stations could be built at sites such as Sellafield and Chapelcross where nuclear installations already exist.

The prediction has come from environmental group Greenpeace. which leaked what it says is a top Downing Street think-tank report, which says the government could help businesses set up nuclear power stations across Britain, says Greenpeace.

The pressure group says the report is an executive summary of a document that will play a key role in prime minister, Tony Blair's, much-publicised energy review. However a spokesman for the Cabinet Office said the Greenpeace "leak" could be an earlier draft version of the eventual government report.

The spokesman refused to say when the real report would be finalised.