Malaysia's considering the use of nuclear energy - is it a good or a bad thing?

@SaviourV (258)
Malaysia
August 19, 2008 5:14am CST
Saviour-V teleports in... First off, the URL is here: http://news.my.msn.com/regional/article.aspx?cp-documentid=1631168 According to it, in view of rising fuel prices, nuclear energy may become a necessary evil to my nation, but I think that it's an act of foolishness. I mean, in Malaysia, we've got lots of sun and rain, and our farm animals would make an excellent source of biomass energy, but why aren't we harnessing the energy that these can provide? There's always issues wherever and whenever nuclear energy is concerned, notably environmental ones, and I really do hope we don't have to resort to using that kind of power. If and when I have lots of funds, I'd gladly invest them in research towards eliminating the need for dirty energy. We could all use that. But what say the good people of myLot? Give me your opinions, people. And ideas, too. Think of the greater good here. Saviour-V bows, and teleports out...
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
3 Sep 08
I would prefer not. Singapore is just beside Malaysia.. so if anything happens... we'll definitely be affected. The radioactivity that comes with using nuclear energy is bad for the environment and for human beings.. You are right. Since Malaysia has abundant farms and natural resources, biomass energy is a good alternative.
• United States
21 Aug 08
I've heard the latest technology for generating electricity with nuclear energy is pretty darn good. Additionally, Malaysia is a responsible member of the community of nations. I don't see where Malaysia devolping nuclear technology would be something to which most other countries would have any objection. Malaysia, more power to you!
@zweeb82 (5718)
• Malaysia
20 Aug 08
Ok, here's an unusual answer, hahaEven a commoner such as uncle Ben had uncommon wisdom when he mentioned these profound word to Peter Parker - "With great power comes great responsibility" QUESTION: How many of our ministers can come clean with that? With every project.......( you fill in the blanks ) Such is the selfish human nature - do 1st, think later. Prevention is always better than cure; crisis management is utterly ridiculous. OOOhh, GREEN project - use paper bags, not plastic bags. Paper bags? Er....don't you cut down trees & make paper bags? Such redundancy. I agree with you on other alternatives like biomass energy. I think I'll rest my case
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
19 Aug 08
Yes, nuclear energy is right now easier and cheaper to implement than environmentally friendlier alternatives. I wish people would get away from nuclear energy, Tshernobyl shows how bad it can get. A friend of mine used to live near one of those things. She said, as long as she sees a regular amount of smoke coming from the cooling towers, she is safe, but if none or an excessive amount, something is definitely up. She moved away, when she could because she was scared and in her opinion cancer rates were much higher in that area than elsewhere. Anyhow, if countries would just go ahead and implement saver alternatives, they would massively safe in the long run and not have to deal with the nuclear waste and potential reactor breakdowns/leaks. But somehow governments are often shortsighted. For the moment it looks good and that's all that counts...