World Nuclear News, Geraldine Thomas - Five years after the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi, the scientific community is ready to assess what the real health consequences have been and put them into perspective with other risks in our lives, In actual fact the doses that were around Fukushima have been calculated to be around 1 milliSievert to 95% of the population - that's a tenth of a CT scan, that's all. Regarding nuclear power, she proposed the question, "Are we trying to be too safe?"
Hooman Peimani is Head of the Energy Security Division at the Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore. Reflecting global realities, Asian nations have long considered nuclear energy as a necessary component of the region’s sustainable energy mix. Proponents of a continued use of fossil fuels refer to the limits of renewables in providing reliable base-load power to discourage switching from fossil energy to non-fossil energy. Nuclear energy in its current state can provide large scale power on a reliable basis.
Wade Allison is an Emeritus Professor of Physics at Keble College, Oxford University. His interests are in many fields of physics and in explaining them to the public around the world..Since 2000, he has worked diligently and tirelessly to explain low dose radiation to the public. He shows how excessively stringent radiation guidelines are dangerous and detrimental for the common good of modern economies.
Kelvin Kemm, South Africa: Advances in physics in fields such as quantum mechanics, which is linked to nuclear processes, have compounded matters for the public. A consequence is that the public is now really ‘spooked’ when it comes to the topic of nuclear power. A real ‘fear factor’ looms over the mere word ‘nuclear.’ Newspapers love this, and really push imagery like; ‘nuclear leak’ or ‘radiation exposure.’