Monthly Archives: April 2011

Myth IV – Nuclear power is cheaper than any of the alternatives

The above statement is true…if you swap the words “any of the alternatives” and “nuclear power” around! The nuclear industry will often quote figures comparable to natural gas powered stations, however the critics of nuclear energy say that its true … Continue reading

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Myth III – Radiation isn’t that dangerous at all, it’s over exaggerated by the media, why the impact of Chernobyl was no worse than a few dozen chest x-rays each, and TMI was no worse than you’d get eating a banana

While on the one hand it is certainly true that if say the word “nuclear” or “radiation” to some people and they go running around in a complete tizzy, the media in particular. The recent discovery of radioactive iodine (which … Continue reading

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Myth II – Only 56 people were killed by the Chernobyl accident

Firstly lets get our facts straight the people whom we can definitely say died as a result of Chernobyl is 28, not 56 (keep you’re lies consistent guys!). Although this statement is true, it’s a case of weasel words; in … Continue reading

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Myth I – The Fukushima accident is a “Triumph” of nuclear technology, it proves it works safely

This is one of their newest one and it’s clear that a couple of the PR guru’s mentioned earlier are now in full out spin mode. And who could blame them? Even thought the full consequences of the accident are … Continue reading

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The top ten common myths of the nuclear cheerleaders

As I mentioned in a previous posting the worst enemy of the nuclear industry is not Greenpeace or the environmentalists, but many of their own nutty cheerleaders. The more reasoned voices within the industry, which say that yes it can … Continue reading

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