Welcome to Nuclear Reaction, Greenpeace’s latest blog, where we’ll be recording for history the meltdown of that most over-rated, over-subsidised and over-confident of industries, the nuclear industry.
The nuclear industry is always running late, is extremely high maintenance, constantly stealing from your wallet, and very likely to be ruining your life for years to come. If it was your boyfriend or girlfriend you’d have changed your name and fled to another country years ago.
So, want to hear about the nuclear reactor built in an earthquake zone? Or the one built with watery concrete? Or how taxpayers across the world will be financially (not to mention physically) liable in the event of a nuclear accident? What about how, if we want to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by just five percent with nuclear power, we need to be building a new reactor every week until 2030?
Want to meet the politicians, denialists and apologists with the 10,000-year radioactive legacies? See through their false promises and false hopes? Maybe find out how easy it is to build a ‘quick and dirty’ reprocessing plant capable of turning black market nuclear waste into a bomb’s worth of plutonium every day?
Then join us. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll wish we were making it up.