It is easy to be against nuclear in the middle of the Fukushima crisis following the earthquake in Japan. It seems opportunistic. But it is not. It is just that a nuclear accident HAS happened.
If anything can go wrong, it will. When we deal with nuclear, that means disaster.
The nuclear plant was designed to resist an 8.2 quake. A magnitude 9 quake happened. One month ago ,the probability of a 9 quake followed by a 10 meter high tsunami may have seemed low. But it HAS happened. And the consequences are terrible. It is enough to deal with a natural disaster of this magnitude, to add a nuclear catastrophe on top.
It is not worth it.
There are other types of energies available. Those are less cost-effective today. Mankind has demonstrated that when enough brainpower is put to a task, we can send a man to the Moon. There is no reason why the same engineering genius that made nuclear power possible, can not make clean energy one day cheaper than nuclear. It is a matter of priorities.
It is time to phase out nuclear power. It is too dangerous. Sadly, we now have the proof… once more.
Goodbye nuclear. We CAN afford something better.