Losing a mint
News that the economic case for the nuclear reprocessing plant at Sellafield in Cumbria, north-west England, has a hole
like a Polo mint
is not new.
That the use of nuclear fission to generate electricity is merely the by-product of the military programme of developing nuclear weapons is well-known
That governments lie
to their citizens about this is well-documented, if you know where to look ~ the Internet is a wonderful resource.
That nuclear power is both economically and environmentally unsound could be why Japan, which suffered Hiroshima and Nagasaki, is offering to help
Indonesia develop the technology.
And following Chernobyl, Russia is offering to help Indonesia build a floating power station
Luckily, given the budgetary restraints of Indonesia, there is little likelihood of a nuclear power station being built here for the foreseeable future. The country can relax and enjoy the peaceful uses
of nuclear technology.
And if the powerful politicians decide to give glowing approval to the construction of a power station, possibly on the Muara Peninsula, the site of a seismological testing station ~ and do consider the illogicality of this notion, then be prepared to demonstrate. Anti-nuclear protests are not new