“Until we know how to safely dispose of the radioactive materials generated by nuclear plants, stop using them so as not to cause further harm to future generations”.
Dr Sawada – physicist and a Hiroshima survivor.
“The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe”.
Radiation is still being generated from the stricken nuclear power station in Fukashima, Japan and Tepco, the company that owns the facility has finally admitted that a full meltdown has occurred.
TEPCO announced that the accident probably released more radioactive material into the environment than Chernobyl, making it the worst nuclear accident on record.
Greenpeace said significant amounts of radioactive material had been released into the sea. It might take up to a year to cool down the fuel rods, meaning that even more contamination of the air and sea will still take place.
It is quite understandable why countries like Italy and Germany have decided to abandon nuclear power and will focus their future needs on renewable energy.
As humanity, we all have to abandon nuclear energy. We owe it to our children’s children. It’s as simple as that.