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Rohirrim
09-01-2017, 11:52 AM
The western German city of Aachen has started issuing free iodine tablets to some 500,000 residents and people living nearby because an ageing Belgian nuclear plant is seen as a risk.

People can register on the city website to receive coupons exchangeable at pharmacies stocking the pills. Iodine can reduce the risk of thyroid cancer after a release of radiation.

There have been German protests over Belgium's Tihange nuclear plant, some 70km (43 miles) from Aachen. Reactors there and at Belgium's other nuclear plant, at Doel near Antwerp, have been shut down repeatedly for safety checks. There are seven reactors in total.

There have been shutdowns because of water leaks and the discovery of micro-cracks in some reactor units.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41121761

Agamemnon
09-01-2017, 12:01 PM
Meanwhile in the US we still simply aren't dealing with our nuclear waste, as if ignoring it will make it go away.

gyldenlove
09-01-2017, 12:39 PM
Meanwhile in the US we still simply aren't dealing with our nuclear waste, as if ignoring it will make it go away.

Actually the ignoring plan works really well. In a few 100 million years it won't be a problem at all, it is all a matter of patience and perspective.

Guess Who
09-01-2017, 02:40 PM
We need to get away from Nuclear power.... Then end game for that is not good. The waste will always be radioactive. Earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, terrorism..... Need to start dismantling them.

W*GS
09-01-2017, 05:20 PM
Nuclear power paves the only viable path forward on climate change (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/dec/03/nuclear-power-paves-the-only-viable-path-forward-on-climate-change)
To solve the climate problem, policy must be based on facts and not prejudice. Alongside renewables, Nuclear will make the difference between the world missing crucial climate targets or achieving them

ghwk
09-01-2017, 06:08 PM
The problem with nuclear power is that it's nuclear power.