CONSUMERIST – PENGUNDI MALAYSIA TAK NAK INDUSTRI RADIOAKTIF

Dato Jacob George

Malaysia must remember that no country has yet implemented a long-term solution to this problem, although Finland and the United States have plans to build repositories deep underground in areas identified for their geological stability.

Malaysians today say – ‘Tak Nak Industri Radioaktif! Tak payah bincang, tak payah runding, tak payah buang masa!’ – Dr Jacob George

 

CONSUMERIST – PENGUNDI MALAYSIA TAK NAK INDUSTRI RADIOAKTIF

Silly when policymakers are so ‘stubborn and stupid’ eagerly sucking up to the millions if not billions promised by lobbyists and industry for kickbacks, research and development and political and personal funding?

But policymakers the world over are rethinking except Malaysia (?) – following the absolute devastation caused by the earthquake measuring magnitude 8.9 and the ensuing tsunami that shook Japan recently!

Today the the world has suddenly begun to turn its back on the nuclear power industry and radioactive generating industry!

NONEThanks to the Japanese disaster with that country’s reactors adding such widespread panic in the wake of a disaster which alone is the worst thing the country has dealt with since WW2, people around the globe are waking up to the fact that nuclear and supporting radioactive generating industry is not the way forward.

For years now the nuclear boys have been fighting for this terrifying technology to come into full force in many countries that includes in Europe and the developing world in Asia offering all kinds of perks to politicians, policymakers and manipulating media, research data and findings!

In many countries they have succeeded!

Corruption pays millions!

At the same time – over the last few decades, nuclear power has been seen as prohibitively expensive with no new reactors built in the UK since the 1980s, as accidents, spiraling decommissioning costs and the problem of nuclear waste eroded enthusiasm. Currently, the UK relies on atomic energy for nearly 20% of its electricity, yet all but one of its existing power stations are due to close by 2023. Most hoped that that would be the end of it.

Unfortunately however, when soaring oil and gas prices, dwindling fossil fuel reserves and the pressure to tackle climate change was met with nuclear money bags, many Governments, UK included renewed its support for the alternative energy source, giving the go-ahead for eight new nuclear power stations, with plans for a total of 10 new reactors installed by 2024.

While much of the way nuclear behaves under extreme circumstances is unknown – as has been horrifyingly showcased in Japan recently – radioactive waste is one of the biggest problems the nuclear industry faces.

Here, the real fear lies in the small proportion of nuclear waste that is “high-level waste” or waste that is so radioactive that it generates heat and corrodes all containers known to humankind ­– no man-made container could survive the tens of thousands of years it will take for high-level waste to decay to safe levels.

We know what happened at Bukit Merah Asia Rare Earth disaster outing!

Scarily, this waste will cause death within a few days to anyone directly exposed to it.

In the UK this high-level radioactive material accounts for less than 0.3% of the total volume of nuclear waste, but contributes about half the total radioactivity.
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Malaysia must remember that no country has yet implemented a long-term solution to this problem, although Finland and the United States have plans to build repositories deep underground in areas identified for their geological stability.

This solution is one of those under consideration in the UK, even though it is not certain that this is safe.

The Consumers Association of Subang and Shah Alam Selangor (CASSA) believes there should be increased investment in clean, renewable technologies that would create more green  jobs rather a new generation of nuclear power stations and industry that generates radioactive waste and threatens our lives and the environment for several generations!

CASSA says No to Malaysian policymakers, politicians and contractors being conduits for this despicable industry!

CASSA say ENOUGH of academicians, market research companies doctoring studies and manipulating data!

CASSA says that time right for a higher duty of care, legislation on safety and health standards, code of conduct where conduits do not design, fabricate and manipulate questions and materials deliberately misleading Malaysian voters and population!

CASSA SAYS ‘TAK NAK INDUSTRI RADIOACTIF!’

 

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