We started off by interviewing people on the various issues surrounding nuclear energy in the UK and the safety aspects which have concerned people since Fukushima.
Opinions, though widely varied on the scale, indicated a scepticism towards the continuation of nuclear energy in the UK.
Germany’s withdrawl from all nuclear plans following the events at Fukushima, seems to have raised a question mark at Britain not following in the footsteps of the third largest economy in the world.
Interviews with members of Greenpeace UK and the Stop Hinkley Project seems to have opened a window to view the nuclear energy differently.
The question of safety being the key issue for this documentary, the answers point towards a distinct possibility of danger, albeit carrying a very narrow chance.
Other points which seem to negate Britain’s safety is the economical aspect of decommissioning and building new nuclear plants.
Claims of the nuclear industry reducing Britain’s carbon footprint, have also been met with indifference, due to the reported carbon emissions it would take to set up a station as well as decommission it.
most of these points, seemingly anti-nuclear, weren’t helped by the nuclear industry’s reluctance to get involved in this debate.
The story should come alive on the editing table.