Environmental NGO Warns SA on Nuclear Power

The Star, 2 May 2007.

According to Earthlife Africa (ELA), a membership driven NGO of environmental and social justice activists, the nuclear debate is being ignored at great risk to everyone in South Africa.

In a letter to the Star newspaper, the organisation’s Judith Taylor says in April, they showed the film Chernobyl Heart plus a documentary on Pelindaba and Koeberg at the Goethe Institute, showing the disadvantages of using nuclear technology to produce electricity.

Taylor contends the following in relation to the pebble bed modular reactor technology, in Scandinavia, reindeer, fruit, mushrooms and fish are inedible and in Central and mid-Europe, sheep are inedible and their wool cannot be used.

To read the letter titled “Using solar power will create more employment”, click here.

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