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  1. Nuclear power's messy necessity

    Posted Apr 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Rafferty Japan's decision yesterday to raise the level of the Fukushima nuclear disaster to seven, the same as Chernobyl, again raises the question of whether nuclear power will ever be safe. Tokyo tried to play down the problem, noting that Fukushima has leaked only 10 per cent of the radiation of Chernobyl. Nevertheless, Japan's authorities are still struggling ...

  2. Nuclear push blinds us to safer options

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paul G. Harris The crisis at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility has rekindled doubts in Hong Kong about atomic power, not least because of our proximity to the Daya Bay ... undermine Hong Kong's energy security in times of crisis. Fukushima shows how quickly an industrialised city reliant on nuclear power could be brought to its knees. Though unlikely, ...

  3. Should we abandon nuclear energy out of safety fears?

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Japan's troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was built in 1967 and has been in operation since 1971. It's an old-generation power plant, yet it took a massive earthquake and a tsunami ... to the issue. It is impossible to build a 100 per cent safe plant. As the unfolding disaster in Fukushima has shown us, an earthquake can damage a plant's cooling system, causing leakage ...

  4. Nuclear energy still the best alternative

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... nothing in the face of an uncompromising 14-metre-high wave. Another pressing debate now being revisited is the question about the role of nuclear energy. The ongoing crisis at Fukushima has ... alternatives. The absence of such multilayered contingency planning at the Fukushima reactor has led to a crisis which continually gives rise to new problems. In light of this, Beijing has since ...

  5. Debating future power needs and at what price

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan The Issues Concerns about the safety of nuclear power emerged after Japan was rocked by the Fukushima nuclear disaster, which was triggered by an earthquake and tsunami ... and political parties at ease. They say the risks are still too great and advocate banning the use of nuclear power in the territory. After Fukushima, Greenpeace formed an independent monitoring panel, ...

  6. Fuel for action

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... their carbon reduction targets via nuclear, as it is highly reliable with virtually zero carbon emissions and runs at a competitive cost. Yet, post Fukushima, nuclear-related safety is of huge concern, ...

  7. Nuclear power has to be part of energy mix

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... To use nuclear power or not to use nuclear power? That is the question that is being asked the world over by worried citizens as Japan struggles to tame the Fukushima power plant crippled by the tsunami in March. The massive earthquake that caused the giant wave was a freak occurrence, but no-one wants the possibility of such a crisis on their doorstep no matter what the probability. ...

  8. letters

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... earthquake and tsunami that crippled the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan has raised concerns about the safety of nuclear power. Workers there are still battling with radioactive leaks ...

  9. Solar so good for Germany

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... These leaps have given Chancellor Angela Merkel's government the confidence to phase out nuclear plants by 2022, a decision made two months after Japan's Fukushima disaster in March. ...



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