Science Question Time - Nuclear

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SciQT - 16th Feb 2010

Recording of Science Question Time on Nuclear which took place on 15th March 2012, the full details of which can be found here: (a recording of the event can be downloaded by following this link)

With thanks to the Institute of Physics for hosting and recording the event. Science Question Time is organised by the Campaign for Science and Engineering, the Biochemical Society and Dr Alice Bell.


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  • Richard Davage
    Richard Davage on March 24, 2012 00:01

    most people don´t understand that without radioactivity it is probable that life as we know it on earth would not exist, nuclear power may be dangerous but so is life and with our energy requirements we cannot live our lives as we do now without it.

  • jlush2
    jlush2 on March 22, 2012 15:59


    If anyone wants to download this, but has been scuppered by the download limit here, it's available here too:

    James Lush

    Biochemical Society

  • SengBloc
    SengBloc on March 20, 2012 23:14

    Lots of pro-nuclear propaganda and fantasies in this debate. For example, the claim that only "40 to 60" people died due to Chernobyl is an outrageous lie. The WHO suggest there will be 9000 excess deaths and many more cancers.

    Thorium reactors are a dangerous fantasy that distract from real solutions. Even if someone does design one that works, it will be many decades before a commercial reactor comes online which is far too late to save the planet from catastrophic climate change.

    The fact is most renewable energy sources are already cheaper than nuclear power, and by the time a new nuke started today comes online in 10 or more years time, *every* renewable energy source will be cheaper.

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