first_img whatsapp Sunday 20 March 2011 11:21 pm EDF’s chief executive insisted yesterday that the firm’s plans for nuclear power in the UK would not be delayed after the crisis at the earthquake-hit Fukushima plant in Japan.“[O]ur plans, to be clear, are undimmed because UK needs nuclear. And the question for me is not to make a pause.” Vincent de Rivaz told the Andrew Marr show. “What we have said through years of debate – and it was a very open debate – is that nuclear is not the single solution, but there is no solution without nuclear.”EDF owns 14 nuclear reactors in the UK and hopes to bring four more online from 2017.However, energy secretary Chris Huhne reiterated that nuclear power could become more difficult to fund in the UK in the wake of the crisis in Japan. In Japan, white smoke was still escaping from reactor 3 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, and the International Atomic Energy Agency said the situation remains very serious. Workers successfully linked several reactors to power cables last night, raising hopes that the internal cooling systems can be brought back into use. More than 21,000 people are now officially dead or missing, and fears of contamination grew after the authorities found higher than normal radioactivity in raw milk and spinach plants in the Fukushima area. EDF chief says no delay to UK nuclear plans More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more