Today: 28.Nov.2020

Brendan McNamara, physicist, President of Environmentalists for Nuclear - UK: The only option considered for Spent Fuel by the British government is in a Deep Geological Disposal Facility with vast chambers 1 km down. The government plans to ask communities around U.K. to allow a GDF to be built in their constituency or Parish. Spent Fuel is 95% Unspent Fuel. Madness!

Published in UK

Michael Dittmar, physicist CERN, Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire: - The worries about existing and potential problems with our oil, gas and coal supplies for our industrial based way of living have certainly increased.

However, people enthusiastic about large scale technology, especially with some background in physics, are pointing quickly either to nuclear energy or to large scale solar power projects as possible solutions to such worries. Such views are supported by most economists and politicians who propose that one only needs to invest trillions of dollars to manage potentially existing problems with our fossil fuel based energy civilization. It is assumed that the intelligent investment of money will be sufficient to solve the problems with nuclear fusion and make it available either directly on our planet or indirectly using solar energy. Such views about the future use of energy are often lacking the relevant facts about today’s energy use and existing technological constraints. Instead, the preferred form of discussions seems to be dominated by theoretical and hypothetical ideas about unproven concepts with unknown capital costs.

Published in Switzerland

D. Lightfoot, W. Manheimer, D. Meneley, D. Pendergast, G. Stanford: Nuclear fission energy is as inexhaustible as those energies usually termed "renewable", such as hydro, wind, solar and biomass. But unlike the sum of these energies, nuclear fission energy has sufficient capacity to replace fossil fuels as they become scarce. Uranium could power the world as far into the future as we are today from the dawn of civilization - more than 10,000 years ago. Fast reactors have distinct advantages in siting of plants, product transport and management of waste.

Published in Canada

Henri Bonet, Engineer and Nuclear Physicist, World Council On Isotopes: Many people believe that our work in the nuclear field is not ethical, relaying Greenpeace and other Environmentalist’s accusations. What to respond? Thriving in Radiation: Many ethical issues are related to both protection against radiation and exploitation of radiation as a means for improving quality of human life. Nuclear techniques are used in a significant number of applications outside nuclear energy production. Examples include not only the medical sector, but also agriculture and food processing, modern industry including materials development, environmental protection, space exploration, arts & science, public security… All together, these various sectors economically dwarf that of energy production.

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