Press Release: Earthlife Welcomes Eskom’s Decision to Cancel Plans for Nuclear Programme

Earthlife Africa Jhb 5th of Dec. 2008 Earthlife Africa Jhb welcomes Eskom decision not to press ahead with a planned nuclear build programme. This represents a watershed moment in South Africa’s history, and is the start to sane economic planning in the energy sector. Nuclear power is an extremely expensive form of electricity generation. The costs concerning nuclear power have four distinct elements: 1) Construction Costs, 2) Operating Costs, 3) Decommissioning Costs, and 4) Waste Storage Costs. All of these elements can prove to be perilous to South Africa‚Äôs future, …

Continue reading