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    Professor Wade Allison from Oxford University

    For more than 60 years it has been accepted that radiation, that is nuclear radiation, is quite exceptionally dangerous. In this discussion this question is re-examined and the answer is shown to be rather unexpected. Wade Allison\s message is simple - we\ve got it wrong about nuclear power. In the light of such understanding, nuclear technology may be viewed differently – indeed welcomed and used carefully to benefit the environment for the future, without fear or excessive cost.

    Professor Allison is a nuclear and medical physicist at the University of Oxford where he has studied and taught for over 40 years. He read Natural Sciences at Cambridge before beginning a career in particle physics, studying in particular the electromagnetic field of relativistic particles and its use in experimental detectors at CERN and elsewhere.