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Tuesday
Apr282015

Nguyen Khac Nhan: "the Vietnamese person who is most well-informed about nuclear energy and most vehemently opposed to it"

As reported by Michiko Yoshii in the Asahim Shimbun's Forum, a Vietnam-born, France-based engineer, Nguyen Khac Nhan, describes himself as "the Vietnamese person who is most well-informed about nuclear energy and most vehemently opposed to it."

The article quotes Nguyen's response to a question about Vietnam's first proposed atomic reactors:

"The nuclear power projects will most certainly be stopped. Five reactors have melted down in the first 50 years of nuclear power's use in the world. Three Mile Island had one, Chernobyl had one, and Fukushima had three. That's one reactor every decade. Unfortunately there will be another accident at a reactor within the next decade. We don't know if it'll be in France, China, Japan, or some other country. And when it happens, I think they'll put a stop to the Vietnamese projects. I don't intend to die until I've seen those projects killed." (emphasis added)