The Era of Nuclear Energy is Over – Dr.Heinrich Bonnenberg at Atlantic Community org

Heinrich  Bonnenberg Heinrich Bonnenberg: The energy industry and politicians valued profitability over safety. They built unsafe nuclear power plants with light water reactors based on a faulty design meant only for submarines. Due to the disaster in Fukushima, people have lost confidence in all nuclear energy technologies, including the safe very high-temperature reactor (HTR).

Fukushima unyieldingly shows us the birth defect of the light water reactor (LWR). The fuel elements of LWR are not inherently safe; they require active cooling even after the power plant has been turned off and after they have been removed from the reactor; they continue to require cooling for up to five years.

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