Barry Brook on Fukushima: “A Great Victory for Fossil Fuels”

March 20, 2011

Professor Barry Brook holds the Foundation Sir Hubert Wilkins Chair of Climate Change and is Director of Climate Science at The Environment Institute, University of Adelaide.

He authors the blog Brave New Climate, which argues that climate change is a primary challenge of this century, and nuclear energy is an important part of the solution.

Below the fold, a San Francisco television station interviewed students and professors at UC Berkeley’s School of Nuclear Engineering.  Their take?

Radiation so far very low on the west coast, and zirconium fuel rods, like those in the Fukushima reactors and spent fuel pools, cannot, they say, catch fire.  Watch the demonstration.

 

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4 Responses to “Barry Brook on Fukushima: “A Great Victory for Fossil Fuels””

  1. KeenOn350 Says:

    Thanks for posting this.

  2. BlueRock Says:

    > …zirconium fuel rods, like those in the Fukushima reactors and spent fuel pools, cannot, they say, catch fire.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/03/16/6281333-whats-the-deal-with-spent-nuclear-fuel?pc=25&sp=25

    Start at 10:08 to hear that the fuel rods do not need to go in to meltdown or catch fire in order to release its radioactive toxins.

  3. sailrick Says:

    “Experts protecting nuclear interests
    biased commentary coming out of Barry Brook’s “Brave New Climate” on the Fukushima nuclear disaster”

    http://peakenergy.blogspot.com/2011/03/experts-protecting-nuclear-interests.html

    Talk about denial.

    • BlueRock Says:

      Thanks for that. Really confirms what I’ve been saying about Brook for some time. Added to notes.

      I ‘get’ ACC denial – just. But the blind, ideological love of nuclear just puzzles me. The nuke fan club are totally immune to all evidence and arguments that spoil their dreams of a nuclear utopia.


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