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Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:53 AM

Nuclear energy technologies not yet suitable for Singapore: Senior official

Source: Xinhua

Nuclear energy technologies used in many countries of the world has been assessed not suitable for the deployment of Singapore, mainly due to the small and dense landscapes of this city-state, a senior official from the Ministry of Trade and Industry said on Monday in Parliament.

The conclusion came from a two-year pre-feasibility study conducted by government agencies, external consultants and independent expert advisers.

Singapore has long been relying heavily on imported energy. They conducted this study aiming at assessing the feasibility of nuclear energy as an option to meet the country’s long-term energy needs.

Although the latest designs of nuclear power plants are much safer than older designs which remain in use in many countries, the risks to Singapore still outweigh the benefits at this point, the official said, adding that they will continue to monitor the progress of nuclear energy technologies, and to strengthen the capabilities to understand nuclear science and technology.

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Read more: http://www.nzweek.com/technology/nuclear-energy-technologies-not-yet-suitable-for-singapore-senior-official-13690/

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Mon Oct 15, 2012, 09:06 AM

1. Nuclear energy technology is not good for anyone as it is used today

If they'd done as we were told they were doing back when we were stopping PSO from stuffing a couple nuke plants down our throats then possibly the technology would be where it needs to be, to be more safe than not. It seems as if once they figured out how to make the bomb and how to contain that somewhat they quit working on the rest of the equation. No advances have been made that I can see concerning the radioactive waste, what to do when something goes wrong, Japan anyone, Chernobyl before that, and a whole laundry list of what ifs. As it stands today it is in the way of more benign ways of producing our electrical needs. So much money is going to the nuke boys that there simply isn't any left for anything else, they suck all the oxygen out of the room so to say. IMO

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