If Fukushima is not enough of a warning, those in the Malaysian government adamant about bringing nuclear power plants here should take another look at what happened at Chernobyl and Three Mile Island.
Pakatan too needs to clearly state its stand on nuclear energy so voters know exactly what they are in for.
This year is the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl, which is still pouring out radioactive gases after its sarcophagus cracked last year. They are still clearing up tons of radioactive material there. The cost of resettlement, cleanup and medical expense? US$235bn. Meanwhile, Fukushima has already emitted more radiation than Three Mile Island.
And let’s not forget our own experience with radioactive material at Bukit Merah:
How would we react if a problem arose at a nuclear power plant?