Thursday, September 15, 2011


NHK is reporting on the UN's report on nuclear safety after Fukushima.

Unfortunately, the report is simply a public relations document.

It calls for increased safety measures but concludes ultimately that:

"The report also stresses the importance of the peaceful use of nuclear energy, in order to help improve the lives of the 2.4 billion people in developing countries suffering from energy poverty."

Nuclear energy is not clean and poisons people at every step in the supply chain, from mining to refining to producing power.

Poor people disproportionately get the brunt of environmental pollution, just ask the Navajos in Arizona whose land was exploited for uranium mining and who now continue to suffer from the resulting contamination

We should not push or incentivize nuclear energy in the developing world so that large corporations such as Westinghouse, Areva, and General Electric can profit.

Tidal power, wind, solar, and other energy sources should constitute their way forward.

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