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  • Tuesday, March 07, 2006

    Nuclear: Dangerous, costly and inefficient

    The Independent today reports on the conclusions of the Sustainable Development Commission:

    Despite the Prime Minister's well-known support for the nuclear industry, the Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) concluded that a new nuclear programme was not the answer to the twin challenges of climate change and security of supply. In a hard-hitting report, the 15-strong Commission identified five "major disadvantages" to nuclear power

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    At 3/10/2006 01:45:00 am, Blogger DJEB said...

    There are about 490 nuclear power plants in the world today. If we are to replace oil with nuclear, we need to build around 500 new plants per year for 30 years. The other catch is that at current rates of usage there is a 50 year supply of uranium (which needs oil in the mining, milling and transporting process anyway). There is no way around a low energy future. Good thing, too - the Earth can't take too much more of the abuse we're dishing out.

    At 3/10/2006 09:12:00 am, Blogger Truth Seeker said...

    Indeed, and it seems that this report urges much more consideration of the alternatives, which, hopefully can only be a good thing, that is, of course, if it is not already too late.


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