Volte face in nuclear ambition
After spending some little money to retain some nuclear experts to explore the possibilities of building a nuclear power plant in the island the govt has officially stated its position that given the current technology, nuclear is NG. The main consideration is safety of the people and no one in the world except a nuclear snake oil seller will tell you that nuclear is safe to use in a little island with a radius of not more than 20km. Really, you don’t need a nuclear expert to tell you this. An intelligent schoolboy or layman would have seen this through and through.
And the Fukushima Incident only confirmed that the risk is for too high to take. An incident would make the island out of bound, and if serious, for decades or centuries. The govt insists that the Fukushima Incident has nothing to do with its decision to put the nuclear option in the back burner. It must have been seriously thought through and recommended by the experts who were still bragging about how safe nuclear power stations were quite recently and suddenly decided that it is not safe for this island.
It definitely has no relationship with the new target of a population of 6m that makes going nuclear less critical. A 10m or more population will mean that nuclear is the only option as the power consumption would have tip the scale over safety consideration. It will become a necessity, a no option, no choice must have source of energy.
It definitely has nothing to do with the outcry in the media, main and social media, about the big gamble of death if the island were to go nuclear. Would the govt listen to unintelligent people writing to the press to change its mind on such a technical issue? Definitely not the noises from the wilderness of the cyber world.
The people must be thankful that the govt is made up of hard thinking, logical and objective super talents that could see the danger of going nuclear and intelligently decided to say no. If the govt is made up of less intelligent people, it would be nuclear with all the great advantages of clean fuel and cheaper cost.
Thank God that the people need not have to live above a nuclear radiator that could be cooking them without them knowing and be safe from a future generation of mutants.