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In a special page of the November 1961 television news, the atomic physicist Boris Pregel recommended building new cities around atomic reactors, presented as the solution to all the problems of modern societies: "We will say in the future that the 20th century is the nuclear century ".
While a tragedy is preparing for Fukushima, the nuclear lobby is keeping us confident in this clean and cheap energy, the only one able to meet our needs of Western waste. A speech that reminds us of what the scientific community held in the 1960 years, before various incidents and especially the Chernobyl disaster do not come to remind us of the dangers associated with this technology.
Cities built around an atomic reactor ...
In this document, available on the INA website, Boris Pregel, chairman of the board of the New York Academy of Sciences, extolled the merits of civilian nuclear power, with an argument that looks back cold:
"The cities where we currently live are no longer livable (...), our big cities are becoming monsters. Now there is no longer any need, with the advent of the atomic age, for these centers, because these centers centers were created around the mouths of rivers, along rivers, or at the intersection of land routes, or ports or mines (...) A city that would build around an atomic reactor does doesn't need that anymore. "
And the atomist physicist describes the advantages of these cities of the future: "Around this reactor, we can put workers who will be able to work and live there with their families. Life will become possible in these agglomerations, because we will be able to make them large and possible to live in. Cities as they are today, which are cancers on the body of the nation, must be decentralized in one way or another and that is the best way . "
The dangers associated with civilian nuclear power are already known at the time, which the presenter does not fail to note. Argument swept aside by the scientist:
"Really, there is no need to doubt, the safety of atomic batteries is such that there is no danger (...) this fear which is reflected in the newspaper articles and even in the statements of some scientists, this has happened every time we invented something new. " And Pregel recalled that there were already fears at the end of the 19th century that the internal combustion engine would lead to "the extermination of entire populations".
Pregel also ensures that the waste problem, which it recognizes, will be quickly resolved through recycling in areas such as energy production and sterilization of food or medicine.
An entire program...
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