Poučný příběh o japonském jádru

DILLÍ – Problémy jaderné elektrárny Fukušima – a dalších reaktorů – na severovýchodě Japonska uštědřily tvrdou ránu globálnímu jadernému průmyslu, tomuto mocnému kartelu zhruba deseti velkých, státy vlastněných nebo státy řízených firem, které hlásaly do světa renesanci jaderné energetiky.

Rizika přírodních katastrof, jimž čelí přímořské reaktory, jako je Fukušima, jsou však dobře známá. Plně najevo vyšla v prosinci 2004, kdy vlna cunami v Indickém oceánu zaplavila druhý největší jaderný komplex v Indii a vedla k uzavření elektrárny v Madrásu.

Mnoho jaderných elektráren se nachází na pobřeží, poněvadž spotřebovává značné množství vody. Přírodní katastrofy, jako jsou bouře, hurikány a cunami, jsou však stále běžnější v důsledku klimatických změn, které zároveň povedou ke zvyšování hladiny oceánů, takže přímořské reaktory budou ještě zranitelnější.

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