Singapore: The great nuclear divide

Nuclear energy is one of the cleanest solutions, but the crux lies in placing plants in the right locations, with proper safety precautions in place, as well as educating the layman about it. Said former Science Centre Singapore chief Chew Tuan Chiong: 'People have a great fear of nuclear energy. There's no denying that the impact of a nuclear accident is more insidious because of the long-term health effects. 'But compared to disasters from coal mining or gas leaks, it is much safer, even taking into account deaths in the long term.' The harmful health effects from pollution caused by burning fossil fuels are far more widespread than those resulting from accidents in the nuclear energy sector, noted Dr Chew, a chartered engineer and a member of Britain's Energy Institute. According to a report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) last year, ...

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