Nuclear accident (H. Koide)

This is a translation of a dialog with Hiroaki Koide, a specialist of nuclear power in Japan.

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What is happening now in Japan after the nuclear accident?

Prof. Hiroaki Koide, nuclear combustion researcher at the University of Kyoto we clarified the status of nuclear power plants in Fukushima rough.

Prof. Hiroaki Koide, Center for Nuclear Research Reactor tells how dangerous nuclear power Yasumi Iwakami independent journalist. (Summary of the circle Japan yesterday, April 2, 2011) (Abridged and translated by Toshio Okada)

– Why nuclear power is dangerous?
“Answer: The nuclear power creates energy through the combustion process which inevitably unranio nuclear ashes. The nuclear reaction can not happen without creating nuclear ashes, ie hundreds of radioactive materials. Is there no other way.

The problem is that this operation produces an inordinate amount of radioactive material. Everyone is aware of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. For example, the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima contained 800 grams of uranium. We can argue that easy by hand, but it was enough for the city of Hiroshima disappeared. On the other hand, a standard nuclear plant today to produce 1 million watts consume 3 kg of uranium per day, ie the number three or four times that of Hiroshima. The resulting nuclear power is a device which cause the nuclear reaction, requiring this amount (3kg/día and uranium), more precisely, inevitably producing radioactive ash corresponding to this amount. If you work a reactor for a year, you automatically build up in your own body radioactive materials that correspond to more than 1,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs within a year. Everyone was aware that if by chance a small quantity of radioactive materials into the environment would cause a major disaster. Therefore, never wanted to build a nuclear plant in the vicinity of large cities.

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