British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is calling for 1,000 more nuclear power stations around the world to help end a global "addiction to oil."
An enthusiastic Brown signaled he wants Britain to play a major role in the ambitious project. He flies to Saudia Arabia for an emergency oil summit next week.
He said he believes Africa could build nuclear power plants to meet growing demands for energy despite risks of terrorism, the Independent reported.
As much as I like this idea, I believe poor regulations in countries like that of Africa will spell disaster. There will need to be some type of outside inspectors to come in and confirm everything is in order. Otherwise, domestic welfare issues in these countries might get more attention than the nuclear plants.
But I'm for this. I'm actually surprised we in the United States don't build more nuclear plants. It seems every time that we have a discussion on nuclear plants, people bring up accidents that could have been avoided. With the right about of safety standards, and the right location for waste sites, going nuclear is a good idea.
The Stark Tenet: For going nuclear...with more regulation.