Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Death of Nuclear Power Plants

Since the disaster, the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex in Japan has faced one problem after another. Power to the nuclear complex had been knocked out since Friday's quake and tsunami, and operators has had problems with the cooling systems that are needed to keep nuclear fuel from going into meltdown.

3 explosions have rocked the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex so far and Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan had admitted that four reactors at Fukushima Dai-ichi had leaked radioactive material. It is a bad situation expected to get even worse as operators try to find a way to avert a nuclear catastrophe.

With the problems there, countries around the world suddenly decided that nuclear power might not be such a safe option after all. No matter how safe you are or how much science you have behind you, if things gets bad at a nuclear power plant, the consequences could be catastrophic. Germany is the latest country to rethink their nuclear power plants.

Last year, the Singapore government also floated the idea of a nuclear power plant in Singapore. The government hasn’t said much about the idea so far but with what’s happening in Japan; I guess it’s an idea that’s not going anywhere.

A lot of people had died in Japan due to the earthquake and tsunami, but there could be another death on the horizon. The death of the nuclear power plants!

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