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George Monbiot on Nuclear Crisis

 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:36 pm    Post subject: George Monbiot on Nuclear Crisis Reply with quote

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The Guardian - 16/03/11

Nuclear power remains far safer than coal. The awful events in Fukushima must not spook governments considering atomic energy, as no new plant will ever be built in a fault zone.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have not gone nuclear. But, as long as the following four conditions are met, I will no longer oppose atomic energy.

1. Its total emissions from mine to dump are taken into account, and demonstrate that it is a genuinely low-carbon option


Reminds me of another recent thread...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

George believes that growth and our present economic model can continue and will find a way so to do. He told me so, in answer to a question, at the AECB AGM at CAT last October. That colours his judgement somewhat.
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