Radiation Dose Chart

Radiation Dose Chart

Having read George Monbiot’s excellent article in the Guardian and also been a keen follower of James Lovelock and his Gaia theory, both supporters of nuclear power, I’m keen that the argument for nuclear power should still be balanced and not skewed by the disaster at the Fukushima Nuclear power plant.  The fact that Fukushima was over 30 years old ,remained standing following the largest Japanese earthquake in recorded history, then was inundated by the tsunami which was 14 metres in height and only then had a relatively minimal release of radiation, shows that the fear of nuclear power is greater than the actual effects.

Obviously I wish I could afford  to buy, along with everyone else, solar panels, drive a Nissan Leaf, a ground heat pump and install a wind generator in my garden as a green solution but it’s still not a logical economical choice.  Bring on a regulated, modern nuclear power industry and build it in Cornwall to guarantee jobs for the future and get GAIA back to its human friendly state.