I thought that the current Ecologist cover story on nuclear power was a bit funny. Now some fact-checking comes in the unlikely form of a column by George Monbiot in today's Guardian.
Last month's edition of The Ecologist magazine, for example, contends that 14m tonnes of concrete are required to build a nuclear power station, resulting in a massive release of carbon dioxide. Specifications are notoriously hard to come by, but I have managed to find the figures for Calder Hall A, opened in 1956. It used 72,500 cubic yards of concrete, which equates to 108,000 tonnes, or less than 1% of the Ecologist's estimate.
Keep up the good work Zac. You're obviously a great loss to the architectural profession.