11 October 2008

Nuclear and coal industries make scandals for profits

This message from wecansolveit.org applies to all countries, including Thailand. The Thai government is funded by nuclear and coal industries. --

The solution to our climate crisis seems simple.
Repower America with wind and solar.
End our dependence on foreign oil. A stronger economy.
So why are we still stuck with dirty and expensive energy?
Because big oil spends hundreds of millions of dollars to block clean energy.
Lobbyists, ads, even scandals.
All to increase their profits, while America suffers.
Breaking big oil's lock on our government ...
Now that's change.
We're the American people and we approve this message.

The US consulting firm Burns and Roe Corporation has been chosen to conduct a feasibility study for a nuclear power plant in Thailand.

Thailand's first two nuclear plants have been scheduled to be built by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) in 2020 and 2021, with a combined capacity of 4,000 megawatts.

Why should we be against nuclear energy?

Because despite what the nuclear industry tells us, building enough nuclear power stations to make a meaningful reduction in greenhouse gas emissions would cost trillions of dollars, create tens of thousands of tons of lethal high-level radioactive waste, contribute to further proliferation of nuclear weapons materials, and result in a Chernobyl-scale accident once every decade. Perhaps most significantly, it will squander the resources necessary to implement meaningful climate change solutions.

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