Sunday, 4 March 2007

Seven reasons to back nuclear power

As reported by Fin24 in South Africa.

The article makes some very interesting points with sited references. The same post can be found at the NEI Nuclear Notes Blog, but it was so relevant that I decided to waste some space and place it here as well.

NUCLEAR power has two paradoxes. The first is that an energy source that has proved itself over decades to be safe, clean and economic should be perceived as being dangerous, dirty and expensive.

The second is that a technology that is so well understood and on which information is so easy to obtain should be the subject of such wild ignorance. Andreas Späth's article, "Six Reasons to Ditch Nuclear Power" (News24, February 27) neatly illustrates both. I shall answer each point in favour of nuclear power and add a seventh.

No comments:

Post a Comment