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Barry Brook reassures on the future of the nuclear industry

Professor Barry Brook, the director of Climate Science at Australian University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute, said that the crisis will lead international governments to improved measures to protect nuclear plants against extreme natural events, but is unlikely to cut down the use of nuclear power…..”I think overtime people will become more understanding of small risk and big benefits that nuclear brings,”


Japan’s nuclear crisis is mainly public panic, not radiation risk: Australian expert By Vienna MaCANBERRA, March 26 (Xinhua) Japan’s nuclear crisis was mainly public panic, not radiation risk, an Australian expert told Xinhua, expressing optimism over the future development of international nuclear industry.
However, workers are still trying to contain radiation leaks at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants in Japan, since reactors were damaged by the massive earthquake and tsunami.

Although prevailing winds would likely carry contaminated smoke or steam released from nuclear power plant away from the densely populated city to dissipate over the Pacific Ocean, millions in Tokyo of Japan remained indoors, fearing a blast of radioactive material from Fukushima.

The crisis has triggered global alarm and reviews of safety at atomic power plants around the world.

Professor Barry Brook, the director of Climate Science at Australian University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute, said that the crisis will lead international governments to improved measures to protect nuclear plants against extreme natural events, but is unlikely to cut down the use of nuclear power…..

Brook said, adding that the radiation dose threat to the public has been small,…“I think people are naturally scared of radiation because they don’t understand much about it,”he said,……

“I think overtime people will become more understanding of small risk and big benefits that nuclear brings,” he added.

Professor Brook is strident nuclear power advocate,……

Japan’s nuclear crisis is mainly public panic, not radiation risk: Australian expert

March 28, 2011 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, marketing for nuclear

1 Comment »

  1. hi christina
    the following debunks the clean nuclear claims

    http://www.ieer.org/comments/CleanEnergyStandard-2011/CESpr2011.pdf

    If brooks is not a straight thief as Jim Peacock turned out to be regards the wonders of GE toxins–then perhaps he [brooks] might care to explain why the next generation technology will be thorium clean??

    http://www.ieer.org/fctsheet/thorium2009factsheet.pdf

    Comment by mcpherson robert | March 28, 2011 | Reply


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