People all over the world are thinking of ways to lower their dependence on oil. Everything from solar power to wind power to electricity has been mooted. As a pretty open-minded person, I’m all for all the methods mentioned. All but one; nuclear power is a ‘no’ for me.
Some people are all for nuclear power as it is clean, efficient and relatively cheap compare to other alternative source of power. However, an accident in France recently showed exactly why I’m against nuclear power. About 100 employees were contaminated by a leak at a reactor site in southern France. Now the operators of the site tried to say that the employees were just "slightly contaminated", but when you are exposed to radiation; I am of the thinking that there’s no such thing as ‘low contamination’.
This was the third incident at a French nuclear site in recent weeks and this is in France. I hate to think what would happen if some second or third world country exactly decided to start a nuclear reactor. (Yes Indonesia, I’m talking about you)
So when it comes to nuclear power, I say ‘NO”!