Previous to the Fukushima explosion were the Three Mile Island and Chernobyl nuclear accidents.

Mechanical and human failures caused the partial meltdown in TMI while human failure, design flaws, and poor operations manual are credited for the Chernobyl explosion.

The government should just demolish the BNPP and sell off its equipment for scrap before we forget the images of Fukushima blowing up and some smart-asses start pushing again for switching on the BNPP.

The risks of using nuclear power as an energy source outweigh whatever benefits we can derive from cheap power. As a matter of fact, one big accident can wipe out whatever gains were made.

Oh wait, radioactive fall-out is not all that bad. One good thing about it is there won’t be any need for glow in the dark condoms anymore.

Manuel Buencamino (241 Posts)

Buencamino was a weekly columnist for Today and Business Mirror. He has also written articles in other publications like Malaya, Newsbreak, "Yellow Pad" in Business World, and "Talk of the Town" in the Inquirer. He is currently with Interaksyon, the news site of TV5. MB blogged for Filipino Voices, blogs for ProPinoy and maintains a blog, Game-changers for him, as far as music goes, are Monk, Miles, Jimi, and Santana.