Letter: Power play

IT WAS interesting to see nuclear fuel reprocessing brought up in the recent discussion on wind energy (Letters, 23 August).

From an energy security viewpoint, nuclear fuel reprocessing makes sense, but it is not currently economical.

It would probably have to be heavily subsidised until the price of uranium increases by roughly a factor of three (possibly decades from now). So we have a long-term energy security objective clashing with a short-term economic objective. Which will win out?

David McMillan

Westbank Quadrant