The British government "is drawing up secret plans to create a new generation of nuclear power stations." However, "Tony Blair wants to avoid discussing the issue until after the election," scheduled for May 5. A "senior insider" said of a committee studying the potential role of nuclear energy in addressing global warming, "They are carefully framing the questions to get the answer they want." The Observer reports, "Two of Britain's most senior scientific experts yesterday denounced government ministers for favouring PR spin over serious scientific advice when dealing with nuclear waste disposal." Professor David Ball and Keith Baverstock say the government's Committee on Radioactive Waste Management "wasted 17 months pretending to consult the public" on such improbable scenarios as burying nuclear waste under ice or launching it into space. "It is barking mad to consider nuclear power as part of a sustainable energy policy," said a Green Party spokesperson.
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