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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Going nuclear is not the answer to clean energy, Greenpeace chief says

    Posted May 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The city has been warned not to opt for more nuclear power to meet its climate change challenges, but instead should expand investment in renewable energy. The warning comes amid emerging debate over whether the city should tackle its air pollution and global warming with more nuclear power imported from Guangdong where new reactors are being planned. Environmental ...

  4. Obama points the way with nuclear power

    Posted Feb 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... guarantees to build his country's first nuclear reactors for three decades is such a beacon. Safety concerns have kept many democratic states from ending bans on the technology. His giving ... nuclear- can reliably generate electricity to satisfy the energy intensive lifestyles that virtually all communities desire. Obama well knows this. With half of the US' electricity coming from ...

  5. Villagers head home after nuclear scare sparks mass exodus

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Woods Lee Tens of thousands of residents were returning to their villages and towns in Qixian county, Henan province, at the weekend after fleeing their homes over rumours of a nuclear ... workers bypassing safety steps. Within two hours, rumours about a nuclear accident flooded the town via mobile phones and the internet, and residents started to flee at about 2pm. 'All my ...

  6. Radiation leak denied in nuclear plant fire

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Radiation did not leak when a fire broke out last month at the mainland's largest nuclear reactor, Jiangsu officials and state media confirmed yesterday. Xinhua said a key transformer at the Tianwan No 1 nuclear power plant in Lianyungang had caught fire at 5.32pm on August 26 because of a short circuit. Citing a source from the Jiangsu Nuclear Power Company, it said ...

  7. Risks and reward

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the danger that the Fukushima No 1 nuclear plant, some 240 kilometres north of Tokyo, might go critical. An official at the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency was quoted as saying there was a high possibility of a partial meltdown. Just going by the numbers of people affected so far by exposure to radiation and mass evacuations, it is already perhaps the worst nuclear incident in Japan to date. ...

  8. Fear factor

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng It seems like disasters are rolling in one after another in Japan. First, the deadly earthquake, then the tsunami, and now nuclear threats that have yet to be brought under control. The failure of the cooling systems for reactors at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant has raised the threat of a serious radiation leak and even an eventual meltdown. Unit three ...

  9. Stricter safety is sought for nuclear plants

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The nation's top environmental protection official has called for stricter safety measures at nuclear power plants due to the risk of exposing people to radioactive contamination. Xie ... Xie said China is operating about 100 nuclear power plants, with many more being planned to meet the nation's voracious appetite for electricity. The agency quoted him as saying many ...

  10. No turning back in China's drive for clean energy

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng State-owned China National Nuclear Corp signed an accord last November with France's Areva, a big provider of nuclear technology, that is key to Beijing's plans to to turn the mainland into a global nuclear powerhouse. The preliminary agreement, sealed during a visit to Paris by President Hu Jintao, calls for France and China to jointly build a commercial ...




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