While Chernobyl is obviously important, there are several other nuclear plants of the same flawed design in Russia (Kursk, Smolensk, Leningrad) and Lithuania (Ignalina) as well as other plants that are considered to be unsafe, for example Kozloduy in Bulgaria. These should arguably receive the same attention.
The issue of nuclear safety does not appear to be addressed with any intellectual consistency. This is reflectedalso in the dramatic decrease in spending on nuclear R&D over the past decade. Without sufficient R&D the dilemma of nuclear problems such as waste disposal will never be adequately solved.
Kirsten Bindemann Nicole Foss Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, OxfordReuse content