Law changed so nuclear waste dumps can be forced on local communities


Nuclear power is no more workable as a free-market industry in Britain than it is in the U.S., and a new law makes the point by letting the government force communities to host nuclear waste dumps whether they want to or not. 


Jim Davies's picture

Well spotted, Glen; and it's always fun to watch one government entity squabbling with another.
But is it quite fair to conclude from the article that "Nuclear power is [not] workable as a free-market industry"?
Surely, what the UK situation tends to prove is that nuclear power is not workable as a government monopoly; it's never been anything else. The question of whether it could work in a free market is left, by the article, wide open. The Guardian writer does not even pose it - despite that journal's honorable history during the Victorian era as a champion of classical liberal values.