Andrew Kenny, Nuclear Africa: Decommissioning of nuclear power plants is neither mysterious nor very expensive. In the USA, more than a dozen nuclear facilities have already been successfully decommissioned, and all around the world many more are being decommissioned or are about to be. New nuclear plants are easier to decommission than old ones, so as time passes the process of decommissioning will become easier and cheaper. Furthermore, as techniques improve, especially with the increased use of robotics instead of humans to dismantle the plants, costs will come down and exposure to radiation will decrease.
Kelvin Kemm is a nuclear physicist and chairman of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation: South Africa is getting ready to buiild three new nuclear power plants. Koeberg nuclear power plant was built on time and within budget, 40 years ago. There is no reason why South Africa cannot do it again. We have far superior skills and technology now than we had then. Anti-nuclear activists want wind and solar instead.
Electric Light & Power, Joe McDonald: The ruling party's latest five-year development plan calls for China to have 58 gigawatts of nuclear generating capacity by 2020 and another 30 gigawatts under construction. By 2030, it wants 120 to 150 gigawatts of nuclear capacity supplying 8 to 10 percent of China's power. Westinghouse transferred technology for its latest reactor, the AP1000, to China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corp. in 2007. Westinghouse and China's State Power Investment Corp. are working together to export nuclear power around the world.
Nuclear terrorism: Fear versus reality (Rebecca Terrell, The New American, USA - Bruno Comby, EFN, France)08.Jun.2016
Rebecca Terrell is a writer about nuclear energy and other topics for The New American website. In this article, she addresses nuclear terrorism: fear versus reality. There is a popular misconception that inside every nuclear power plant lies a mushroom cloud waiting to happen. Major media certainly peddles such propaganda. There are myths about risks of nuclear accidents and there is reality. In most fields of technology and science there are real problems that can cause wide spread disruption, sickness and deaths. This article summarizes myths and explains realities that are not receiving enough attention. Bruno Comby is Founder - President of Environmentalists for Nuclear - International in Houilles, France. He has written a message to his readers around the world supporting Rebecca Terrell's article. His message is given in the second half of this article.