Friday, July 1, 2011
Collusion over nuclear power mirrors the PR disaster of GM crops
The UK government worked hand-in-hand with the nuclear industry to play down the Fukushima crisis: they are treating the public with contempt.
For the British government to attempt to "maintain public confidence among the British public on the safety of nuclear power stations" by colluding in secret with the nuclear industry within just 48 hours of the Fukushima disaster would be laughable if it were not so serious.
It was, at best, only a partial success. This opinion poll from Ipsos-Mori shows that one in five of those Britons now opposed to nuclear power had not been opposed prior to the catastrophe in Japan (see graph).