|Nuclear Industry a ‘Pandora’s Box’|
|Posted: Friday, November 23, 2012 7:23 pm||http://www.indcatholicnews.com/news.php?viewStory=21490|
Jumat, 23 November 2012
....Columban eco-theologian Sean McDonagh. Sean was speaking at the launch on Thursday evening of his latest book - ‘FUKUSHIMA: THE DEATH KNELL FOR NUCLEAR ENERGY?’ - held at Heythrop College in London. ...“The nuclear industry began with weapons of mass destruction” he said, “and I would argue that civilian nuclear power is almost as dangerous”. He referred here particularly to nuclear waste, pointing out that “no place on Earth is considered a safe repository for plutonium, which must be minded for several hundred thousand years”. ....>>.....that different in India and may be others countries....The 2011 disaster at Japan's Fukushima plant led many countries to turn away from nuclear power. But a growing population and rising economy has prompted India to massively expand its nuclear program -- even in the face of technological worries and fervent opposition...>>> ... The new Kudankulam power plant is intended as only one stage in India's program. Between now and 2032, the government plans to expand the country's nuclear capacity from 4,400 to roughly 63,000 megawatts. By 2050, India even expects to satisfy a quarter of its electricity demands with nuclear energy. Today, about 20 reactors generate roughly 4 percent of India's electricity, but the country plans to double its nuclear energy capacity in the next five years alone. In doing so, the Indians will rely on particularly controversial reactor types. To make matters worse, many doubt that India -- with its bizarre infrastructure and often chaotic organization -- can keep the technology under control. ...>>.
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