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No licence to thrill for nuclear

Published: 26 Jan 2012 09:302 comments

The public were left shaken, and not stirred, by the image of nuclear power as a result of 1960s James Bond movies, it has been claimed.

Never say Never Again? Did films like "Dr No" lead to a long lasting negative impression of nuclear.

The public image of nulcear power continues to lack a licence to thrill as a direct result of classic James Bond villains, it has been claimed.

The hostile masterminds from the much loved 007 movies are being blamed for causing a 'long lasting shadow' over the image of nuclear power, according to the president of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

However, Professor David Phillips has said that the image stemmed back to Dr. No, with his personal nuclear reactor, which led to a 'remorselessly grim' view held by many of atomic energy.

Full story, and Hunterston response, in this week's Largs and Millport Weekly News.

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