Chernobyl proved that there is no room for mistakes when it comes to nuclear power:
- The waste is deadly,
- will last longer than the human species to date and there is
- no guarantee that current storage methods are foolproof.
However, few dispute that climate change is upon us, and alternatives to coal produced electricity are in urgent need.
- Is nuclear worth the risk?
- Or are the risk overrated?
Read the report from Sweden by Gemma Black. The report was part of her final project at the International Semester Programme at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in June 2009. Ms Black is a journalism student at UTS in Sydney, Australia.