Which are the seven sins of nuclear power?
Koide Hiroaki, a Japanese nuclear engineer and permanent assistant professor at Kyoto University wrote in The Truth About Nuclear Power: Japanese Nuclear Engineer Calls for Abolition what he thinks are the seven sins of nuclear power!
- Politics without Principle,
- Wealth without Work,
- Pleasure without Conscience,
- Knowledge without Character,
- Commerce without Morality,
- Science without Humanity and
- Worship without Sacrifice.
Koide Hiroaki began his career as a nuclear engineer forty years ago drawn to the promise of nuclear power.
Quickly he recognized the flaws in Japan's nuclear power program and emerged as among the best informed of Japan's nuclear power critic.
His cogent public critique of the nuclear village earned him an honourable form of purgatory as a permanent assistant professor at Kyoto University.
Koide would pay a price in career terms, continuing his painstaking research on radio nuclide measurement at Kyoto University's Research Reactor Institute (KURRI) in the shadows.
Until 3.11.Since the earthquake tsunami and nuclear meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi, he has emerged as a powerful voice and a central figure in charting Japan's future energy course in the wake of disaster: in scores of well attended public lectures, in daily media consultations and interviews, in his widely read posts and in three books that have helped to redefine public consciousness and official debate.
What do you think?Which are the seven sins of nuclear power?
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