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Wind cleaner than nuclear WHAT Professor Bob Cywinski doesn't tell readers in his attack on Valley Wind and onshore wind farms (Too High A Price, April 8) is that he is a leading advocate of nuclear energy and, more particularly, Thorium reactors as a solution to climate problems.

Whatever the start up costs of putting up wind farms and the subsidies involved they are minute compared to the vast sums that have been wasted on nuclear energy and the continuing PS70 billion costs of dealing with its waste.

Prof Cywinski's pet project the Thorium reactor is still largely untested, not proven in practice, would involve huge funding and wouldn't come on-stream in this country for probably another 30 years which is simply too late. In the meantime, the professor admits we would have to continue with conventional nuclear energy and its waste which is a huge environmental problem.

I like wind turbines. They look rather wonderful and at the end of the day can be dismantled but nuclear waste can't.

Stephen Dorril Huddersfield
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Apr 14, 2014
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