4,000, 60,000, 244,000 or 500,000 deaths?
By Professor Peter Saunders
Is Nuclear “one of the safest ways of producing energy”?
There are many reasons for rejecting the nuclear option in the “low carbon economy” as thoroughly reviewed in an ISIS report, Green Energies – 100% Renewable by 2050. One of the biggest question marks hanging over the industry is the potential of another catastrophe on the scale of Chernobyl, or worse.
The industry and its friends insist that we have nothing to worry about; both the design and the operation of nuclear power plants are far better now than they were in 1986, and there is really no chance at all that anything like Chernobyl could happen today.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Municipal Council of Penang Island (MPPP) to take immediate action to stop the continued pollution of Sungai Pinang. CAP is upset that until now no concrete action has been taken to curb the persisting pollution which has been plaguing the river for more than 20 years.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) objects to the installation of the thermal treatment plant in Cameron Highlands as it would poison our environment, bodies, and food supply with toxic chemicals. There are alternatives to incineration which are cheaper, more flexible and better for the environment.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) oppose the development of nuclear power plants in Malaysia.
Our former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had expressed his objection of nuclear energy in Malaysia and had brought up the issue of dumping of radioactive waste in Perak. However the former PM is reportedly not aware where the waste was buried. His ignorance is indeed unfortunate because as a leader, Dr Mahathir should have known the location of the hotspot, especially since it is still regarded unsafe.
The Consumers’ Association of Penang and Sahabat Alam Malaysia urge the Government of Malaysia to reject the controversial Copenhagen Accord which was not adopted by Parties in the December 2009 climate talks.