Nope. One thing I would like to talk about today, for example, is...
The Chernobyl disaster
DISCLAIMER! I am a scientist and have a good understanding of most of these things. I chose the videos below because they are short and informative, but I did not cross check all the facts they state. If you ever want to be sure that something you read on the internet is accurate check it on PubMed (I will write a separate post about this).
From Chapter 5 of An Italian Adventure, “Radioactive Pistachios”
“ENOUGH!” Mom yelled. “Lee, you know about Chernobyl, right? You didn’t put the seeds into your mouth, did you?” Mom looked at me as if I had just committed murder.
I shook my head, dropping my eyes in resignation to pass once again for a liar, because I didn’t know if I were more afraid of Viola’s glare, my mother’s concern, or the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Russia, from which radiations had crawled over about one year earlier.
The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in the town of Pripyat in Ukraine (then Ukrainian SSR and therefore referred to as Russia).
[The following paragraphs are from “Ten Years After Chernobyl: What Do We Really Know?” based on the proceedings of the IAEA/WHO/EC International Conference, Vienna, April 1996]
"The Chernobyl explosion put 400 times more radioactive material into the Earth's atmosphere than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.”
I argued a few years ago with a friend of mine, a nuclear engineer advocating for the use of nuclear energy, which is indeed very efficient. The use of nuclear energy, even when it does not incur into accidents, produces radioactive byproducts that cannot be disposed of and take thousand of years to become safe.
So, this is my personal opinion, but it’s built on hard facts. NO to nuclear energy PLEASE! We cannot handle it!