Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Chernobyl 25 Years On

"The bottom line on the economics of nuclear power is that it simply does not add up. That is why private investment is wisely focusing on better alternatives."

Mikhail Gorbachev, president of the Soviet Union at the time of the Chernobyl disaster and now head of the environment group Green Cross International, says nuclear power is not the answer to the world's energy problems or to climate change.

Astonishing to think we're still affected (300 hill farms subject to restrictions; paying for this massive dome) and that it'll be 100 years before work begins on the actual clean up of the plant. Oh I want to hug a wind farm or a hydro dam right now.

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