This week is the anniversary of the nuclear power plant accident of Fokushima for the second time . Two years of suffering , pain and longing to return to normalcy .
Countries such as Germany , Belgium and Switzerland draw their positive consequences of these incidents and announce a nuclear phase-out . The unpleasant side effect of this project the countries is that the price of uranium falls because of reduced demand . As a result, countries such as China and the U.S. increase its nuclear energy needs.
China, for example , currently operates 11 nuclear power plants. By 2020, 11 more to be built This means that the risk is not reduced but is only shifted .
Extends Globally, the number of reactors to 437 , in 30 countries. The human being has the technology under control , but not nature . As has been shown in Fokushima , this risk is no longer sustainable .
Taking for example the meltdown at Chernobyl in 1986 , the late effects were at that time hardly to lift and are still not today . Just the half-life of plutonium 239 is about 24,000 years. This means that after this huge time the radiation has just halved times. This covers an area of 4,300 square kilometers. In the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident, hundreds of thousands of people were resettled. For these people , it is never possible to return to her home back .
This begs the question , what price a person is willing to pay for this type of energy procurement ?