I’m not often one to rely completely on conventional economics for an argument, but this is one that really doesn’t need much more. The fact is, the nuclear industry could not exist without massive subsidies from taxpayers in the form of insurance, research, security and direct cash.

The nuclear industry, after decades and billions of dollars in investment, is still nowhere near really financially solvent.

This report, put out by the group Energy Fair from Britain, illustrates very clearly how the nuclear industry has been nurtured and shielded from risk, all to protect one of the most toxic industries around.