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  1. On shaky ground

    Posted Jun 04th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Asia's vulnerability to earthquakes raises some disturbing questions about nuclear safety, writes Michael Richardson As aftershocks from China's devastating earthquake continue to cause havoc, atomic safety experts from around the world are preparing to meet in Japan later this month to scrutinise seismic standards at nuclear plants. Because they contain lethal sources ...

  2. Taking no chances, India builds war bunkers

    Posted Feb 11th 2004, 12:00am

    ... S.N.M. Abdi in Calcutta India is building an undisclosed number of nuclear shelters for VIPs, including Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and top army commanders. Analysts say that despite the resumption of dialogue with nuclear-armed rival Pakistan, war is still a possibility, leading the government to beef up its protection against weapons of mass destruction. While New ...

  3. Plan to use more nuclear power will meet practical obstacles

    Posted Sep 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I agree with William Yu Yuen-ping of WWF-Hong Kong ('Reduce consumption before buying more nuclear power', September 25). He advocated stronger polices to reduce consumption of energy as an effective way to reduce carbon emissions. I also agree that the Hong Kong government lacks determination and vision by relying heavily on nuclear energy. I wish to point out some ...

  4. HK activists plan anti-nuclear march

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phila Siu As Japan battles to bring its renegade nuclear reactors under control, other countries are reviewing their own nuclear power plans. The 9.0-magtitude quake that hit the islands on March 11, and the resultant tsunami damaged one of the country's nuclear reactors. New readings show a sharp rise in radioactive iodine present in the sea off the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear ...

  5. Nuclear energy isn't worth the risk

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I was shocked by the news about the explosions at nuclear reactors in Japan. I started to be concerned about the leakage of radiation and began to doubt the safety of nuclear energy. Those who support using it as a source of electricity claim nuclear energy is much cleaner than other types of energy. They also say nuclear energy will not run out, unlike other energy sources. ...

  6. Nuclear crisis puts HK energy goals in doubt

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong will consider the implications of the Fukushima nuclear crisis and its impact on the nuclear industry before deciding whether to harness more nuclear energy from the mainland, environment officials say. The unfolding crisis has led a number of nations to review the role and safety of nuclear power, with China ordering safety checks at all existing plants ...

  7. Nuclear power not ideal but it may still be best bet

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The nuclear industry's credibility has been seriously undermined with the explosions at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi power station. Just as nuclear power was enjoying a renaissance ... plants and ordered a review of its plan. Given that the nation has so much invested in nuclear energy, it seems unlikely the authorities would shelve these plans. Design, construction and safety ...

  8. Increasing reliance on nuclear energy is not the answer for HK

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the event, given that it is a city which shamelessly calls nuclear energy clean and which has shown no expertise in combating climate change. Recently, the government proposed adopting a carbon-intensity reduction target of 50 per cent to 60 per cent by 2020 (based on 2005 levels) while increasing Hong Kong's reliance on nuclear energy by expanding it significantly from the current 23 ...

  9. Reduce consumption before buying more nuclear power

    Posted Sep 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... controversial part of the government's proposal is the significant increase in nuclear supply from 23 per cent to 50 per cent in 10 years. Choosing to increase more nuclear rather than natural gas will force the public to choose between the potential decrease in environmental safety or an increase in their electricity tariff. Nuclear appears to be cheaper only when environmental, safety ...

  10. Nuclear imports not the answer, green groups say

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Trying to tackle climate change by importing more nuclear power from the mainland is the wrong approach, green groups say. The carbon emissions reduction target the government proposed for the city yesterday is also too lax compared to standards set by the United Nations for developed countries. 'The... defective fuel rod at the Daya Bay nuclear plant earlier ...




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