Press Release: The Nuclear Showdown: Experts debate on the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power for South Africa

Earthlife Africa Jhb Johannesburg- South Africa is in the grip of an electricity crisis, with loadshedding becoming an almost daily occurrence. The shortage of electricity and poor state of Eskom’s coal-fired power stations has led to leading energy industry experts scrambling for answers. Supporters of nuclear power argue that nuclear power will provide safe and clean electricity; however others argue that nuclear power is too costly, complicated to build on time and will leave a legacy of dangerous radioactive waste. Earthlife Africa Johannesburg aims to bring these arguments to the …

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The Big Nuclear Showdown debate!

South Africa is in the grip of an electricity crisis, with loadshedding becoming an almost daily occurrence. The shortage of electricity and poor state of Eskom’s coal-fired power stations has led to leading energy industry experts scrambling for answers. Supporters of nuclear power argue that nuclear power will provide safe and clean electricity; however others argue that nuclear power is too costly, complicated to build on time and will leave a legacy of dangerous radioactive waste. Earthlife Africa Johannesburg aims to bring these arguments to the forefront of the public …

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Legacy Warnings!

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The threat Around Johannesburg the impact of uranium mining is widely detectable. Huge parts of its population struggling with its Legacy. South Africa is the only African country running two nuclear power stations. One as a source of energy, the second infamous for its accidents. The president Jacob Zuma pushes a program to extend its nuclear capacities by 9600MW in what would be the biggest infrastructural project for the country ever. Other African countries showing interest in nuclear as well. The Legacy and tradition of grassroots protest makes the opposing …

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