MAPW President slows down nuclear spin

MAPW President Bill Williams was invited to submit an opinion piece on the future role of nuclear power, to The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald following a prominent article and Age editorial on nuclear power, on Tuesday 13 October.

Headed "Nuclear delusions keep mushrooming" Bill's article was run in the Age on Wednesday, and in the SMH on Thursday. It took a critical look at unfounded industry claims of a nuclear renaissance, and how proposed reactors are used to boost the small numbers of reactors under construction.

The dangerous potential of nuclear power in increasing the risks of nuclear weapons proliferation are also considered.

Some lively online debate resulted.

  • Read the full article in The Age