On the 11th of March 2016 it will be five years since the devastating nuclear meltdown occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan. In 2011, a massive 9.0 earthquake unleashed a tsunami that devastated the seaboard and claimed the lives of 15 893 people. Another 6 152 people were injured and approximately 2 500 people are still listed as missing. Fukushima should be a lesson to us all that nuclear is never safe, and is an expensive dead-end road to nowhere. But in South Africa, instead of revising the country’s nuclear plans in light of Fukushima and the projected exorbitant costs and long construction times, the South African government has steadfastly stuck by the idea that this country’s nuclear fleet should be substantially increased.
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