Dr Allan Duncan: David Lowry criticises James Lovelock’s view of nuclear energy as a bridging technology and describes the associated radioactive waste as being radiotoxic and hazardous to the biosphere for hundreds of thousands of years. It is, of course, hazardous to the biosphere only if not effectively disposed of deep underground. It is the failure, over four decades, to complete development of final disposal facilities that first needs to be bridged before committing ourselves to any more nuclear power.
Times 17th Aug 2018 read more »
This Two Billion Year-Old Natural Reactor May Hold The Key To Safe Nuclear Waste Disposal. The Oklo-reactor in Gabon, Africa is one of the most intriguing geological formations found on planet Earth. Here, naturally occurring fissile materials in two billion year-old rocks have sustained a slow nuclear fission reaction like that found in a modern nuclear reactor.
Forbes 14th Aug 2018 read more »