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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Playbook of the Dying Nuclear Cartel _Top Three Lies

This is from nuclear-news, an awesome web site

Towards Paris Climate Conference – examining “new nuclear technology” – theme for September 15

Over the next 3 months, the nuclear lobby’s focus will be on 3 major lies –

1. the lie about Gen IV reactors, esp thorium and Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) solving nuclear wastes,

2. the lie about “harmless” low dose ionising radiation,

3. the lie about nuclear solving climate change.

The nuclear lobby’s goal is to resuscitate their dying industry – to create a new nuclear renaissance.

For September, we focus on Nuclear Lie No. 1 – “New Gen IV reactors, esp thorium and Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) WILL SOLVE THE NUCLEAR WASTE PROBLEM.”

That lie is terribly important, because new nuclear power cannot go ahead until they have convinced the world that radioactive trash is a”resource” not the garbage that it really is.

“Generation IV” nuclear reactors do not exist. The dream of Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors remains a mirage. The Small Modular Nuclear Reactor has been shown to be uneconomic (has to be ordered en masse , has to be funded by taxpayers), vulnerable to terrorism, and wouldn’t be ready for decades.

All of them still leave toxic wastes – smaller amounts, but so toxic and long-lasting that they require the same volume of deep burial space as the wastes that they purport to remove.

That hasn’t stopped the nuclear enthusiasts from conning governments for funding, and in the UK, even getting themselves classed as charities.....

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