Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Nuclear Terrorism by Nuclear Power Programs

26 Mar 2012: Opinion,Shunning Nuclear Power Will Lead to a Warmer World

A physicist argues that if we allow our overblown and often irrational fears of nuclear energy to block the building of a significant number of new nuclear plants, we will be choosing a far more perilous option: the intensified burning of planet-warming fossil fuels.

by spencer r. weart

Energy audit of nuclear power programs shows that year after year in modern civilization(mc) the nuclear industry consumes more energy than it produces,leaving no electricity for society. Thus the cost of electricity per unit is infinity. The more energy has to come from coal. Thus the corrupt policy will go on adding more and more nuclear capacity using coal to produce them. This is the Indian and the Chinese scenario in mc. Even during 'normal operations' every year more than hundred Bhopals of deaths in the form of cancer death loads are being added(each Bhopal death unit is 2259 immediate deaths after the Bhopal disaster). This follows after Gofman's analysis of nuclear power programs assuming 0.1% leak of Cs137 inventory in the nuke fuel cycle. Now since Cs 137 remains murderous for more than 300 years, the cancer death load alone will be an unheard of epidemic, which is a fact of life in the West. This is a nuclear war against life itself.
Stop this nuclear terrorism, which is already a crime against all life for all time. Add to this the periodical catastrophes like Fukushima, we can see that the nuclear safety problem including its wastes is insoluble. Be sensible, apply the precautionary principle and adopt an energy efficient life style and maintain health and cooperation in harmony with the Biosphere.

R. Ashok Kumar,B.E.,M.E(Power),Negentropist, Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal, 299, Tardeo Road, Nana Chowk, Mumbai-400007.

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