Nuclear Power: a dangerous waste of time          


          The nuclear power industry is attempting to exploit the climate crisis by aggressively promoting nuclear
           technology as a “low-carbon” means of generating electricity. Nuclear power claims to be safe,cost-effective
           and able meet the world’s energy needs. But nothing could be further from the truth.

           This briefing outlines why nuclear power is a woefully inadequate response to the climate crisis and how,
           in contrast, renewable energy and greater energy efficiency can deliver in time to tackle climate change,
           without any of the dangers posed by nuclear power. It also explores the key environmental, health and
           security issues affecting every stage of the nuclear process: the unsolved problem of radioactive waste;
           the risk of catastrophic accidents; and the dangers posed to global security. As a typical example, the
           briefing highlights fundamental problems with the very latest generation of nuclear plants known as the
            “European Pressurised Reactor”.


                           Authors:          Greenpeace International (The Netherlands)
                           Date published:         20 April 2009
                           Format:         Adobe PDF
                           Number of pages:         12
                           ISBN:         JN 179
                           Size:         1 Mb                                                     
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Nuclear Power: The Consequences
Nuclear Power:

As of 2005, nuclear power provided 2.1% of the world's energy    
and 15% of the world's electricity, with the U.S., France, and    
Japan together accounting for 56.5% of nuclear generated  
electricity. As of 2007, the IAEA reported there are 439 nuclear
power reactors in operation in the world, operating in 31
countries.

                                                                     Source:
Wikipedia
Figure: Nuclear power plant in Cattenom, France  
         (Kernkraftwerk in Cattenom, Frankreich)
                                                                                 Source:
Wikipedia
Courtesy: Greenpeace
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