Nuclear Power? No Thanks! This song is by Antidote and appears on the album One Does Not Sell The Earth Upon Which The People Walk (1986). Nominate as Song of the Day.
Nuclear power should be used. Although nuclear energy is not perfect, it is the best resource we have in the world today. Fossil fuels will eventually run out, and alternative energy sources are not adequate to fulfill our energy needs. Scientists should work to ensure that nuclear power plants can be safer in the future.
The anti-nuclear badge Nuclear Power? No Thanks" (Danish: Atomkraft? Nej ta., also known as the Smiling Sun, is the international symbol of the anti-nuclear movement. It was ubiquitous worldwide in the late 1970s and the 1980s. BBC News reported in 2005 that few symbols had become "as instantly recognizable across the world. Even the nuclear power industry recognized the logo's "power and success," the BBC report said.
power generated from sustained nuclear fission. Nuclear power is the controlled use of nuclear energy. Nuclear energy is energy in 'fissionable' elements like uranium that can be released by nuclear reactions in a machine called a nuclear reactor. This energy is made into electricity, which then can be used to power machines and heat homes. In 2007, 14% of the world's electricity came from nuclear power.
The nuclear power referendum held on 8-9 November 1987 represents one of the rare political victories of the Italian environmental movement. Organised immediately after the Chernobyl disaster of 26 April 1986 by a wide spectrum of players, including various environmentalist associations, the green party, the Communist youth organisation and other leftist parties, it led to a moratorium on the building of nuclear plants in Italy. Map of nuclear plants in Italy in 1987. A majority of 80% voted in favour of the abolition of statutes and a rewards system that enabled and supported the construction of new nuclear plants. In the face of such massive opposition to nuclear power, the government even blocked the construction of nuclear plants that had already been approved and wound down plants then in use.
Nuclear Power? No Thanks.
Various – No Nukes - From The Muse Concerts For A Non-Nuclear Future - Madison Square Garden - September 19-23, 1979 (3xLP, Album).
Atomic energy is low carbon and safer than you think. Yes, I still believe that nuclear power can make a useful contribution to low-carbon energy. No, I do not believe that the new plant the government has just approved at Hinkley Point is part of that useful contribution. Far from it: this preposterous white elephant could scarcely be better designed to persuade people that nuclear energy is an expensive and dangerous distraction from the decisions we have to make.