Say No To Nuclear!

by Tracy Stokes on November 23, 2005

in EcoEnergy, Sustainable Lifestyle

I feel very uncomfortable with our generation leaving tons of dangerous waste products for our children’s generation to deal with because we didn’t have the imagination to look to renewable sources of energy now?

Tony Blair’s blinkered view that nuclear power generation does not produce carbon emissions is nothing more than wishful thinking, and has been shown to be inaccurate by the Oko Institut whose tests on the life-cycle of nuclear fuel have proved that including the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle, i.e. the mining of uranium, ore milling, conversion, fuel enrichment and fabrication of fuel rods, the CO2 emissions of nuclear power are four or five times more than those from renewables. (Source: The Guardian)

Add that to the clear problems of nuclear waste management, the risk that nuclear power-stations may become terrorist targets, the “unexplained” leukaemia clusters in the vicinities of nuclear power plants and the fact that uranium is not a renewable resource and it all looks downright grim!

At this time when Mr Blair has it in his head to win hearts and minds over to his nuclear nirvana, it’s more important than ever to take a stand for the sake of future generations and say No to Nuclear! Tell your MP that you don’t want nuclear power and that you back renewables.

The UK has vast potential for renewables – around nine times more that we need in wind power alone. (Source: Greenpeace) Show your support for clean renewable energy and change your energy supplier.

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Alice Dalton December 1, 2005 at 1:30 pm

Tony Blair says that the 30% fuel defecit predicted for the future cannot be made up entirely with renewable energy. BUT if the ‘throw away’ attitude of today was stopped, renewables would easily be the solution as energy demand would be drastically reduced. Blair should be putting money into recycling schemes, education and energy reduction, NOT nuclear power.

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LSP December 3, 2005 at 9:28 pm

Hey, guess what I was ranting about in:

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greeny January 18, 2006 at 12:37 pm

The nuclear argument is a farce. There is plenty of renewable energy available on this planet, like the sun, wind and tides. The fact that world governments decided to invest money and time into researching nuclear energy instead of renewable, safe options is very very frightening indeed.

You have my vote… Say NO! to Nuclear

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Alternative Source February 14, 2006 at 1:33 pm

Thanks for that link to the Guardian article. The “front end of the nuclear fuel cycle” is something that you don’t hear enough of when people spout the “nuclear is clean” line…

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Criss June 20, 2008 at 8:02 pm

Stop neclear energy! It only takes one accident to generate 100’s of years of neclear afteraffects. Wind, solar, geothermal sources and better building insulation as well as better existing energy usage is the best way to have energy, save the earth and protect humans. What happens to the neclear waste? Is it shipped to earthbound storage areas by vehicle or air or rail. One accident and we will pay for years and years and years. Stop this crap now!!!!

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