After Chernobyl in 1986, every operating nuclear plant in the world needed insurance cover of 40 billion. No commercial insurance above 1 billion is available. It would make nuclear power 80 UK pounds per kW hour. Massively overpriced Fossil Fuels power station charge 8p per kWhr.
After Fukishima this rose to 100 billion. Particularly in a seismically active area like Whales. The Japanese nuclear boys are desperate to build a plant outside of Japan – where nuclear is no prohibited.
The UK has a power station regulator – who I met in 1985. The first job of the regulator is to ensure the plant has adequate insurance.
Fossil Fuels burning or a Molecular Nuclear Fusion plant requires standard insurance for every plant. To stop a steam plasma tube from doing Molecular Nuclear Fusion, we give it a small tap with an electric hammer. It can never run away.
To set up and start the tube will cost under 2,000 UK pounds. The 120 kW steam turbine will cost 25,000.
So a Molecular Nuclear Fusion plant will pay back within 18 months. None of the 140 billion of a uranium nuclear plant.
Such a plant will n ever get an operating license. So no payment to the plant constructors will ever be made.
This is why EDF have suddenly gone silent. They have realised that ever operating nuclear plant around the world is operating with criminally insufficient levels of insurance.
The national regulator has the legal imperative to issue immediate stop orders. What about CO2 levels?
Go up over the Poles or in a natural ice-age – as there is less photosynthesis. So plants convert the burnt Fossil Fuels back into active life – leaving a pre-industrial 2 parts per million CO2 in the global air.
Nuclear power falsified Global Warming, to avoid being shut down. The global climate has been cooling since1995, so the NATURAL Climate Change is global cooling.
A legal imperative means the regulator must issue immediate stop orders, or face 10 million per year fines, and 25 years in jail for every illegally operating nuclear plant.