When today’s children are in their 40s, 9 billion people will want a decent standard of living as resources diminish. For every environmentally-friendly person, there are several thousand self-centred energy users who don’t care where it comes from, as long as it’s there 24/7.
Only one technology can meet the demands of everyone on the planet, for all of time. That technology is the breeder reactor and the cutting-edge version, ready for manufacture today, is the GE Hitachi PRISM Power Block.
there is a 15 national estimate of $235B for 1986-2015
attributed to “aggregate damage” and for Ukraine, there is a 25-year estimate
for “total economic loss” of $198B. Scaled to 30 years,
the Ukraine estimate of around $240B is
quite comparable to that for Belarus. In our 2013 report, we identified a population of 10,000,000 as “exposed” in a
relatively broad sense to radiation and the disaster, approximately
one-third each from Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus.
Thus, tripling either the Ukraine or Belarus 30-year estimates to cover the full exposed population leads
to a total of around $700B in costs for the 30
years, assuming the same cost figures apply to Russia. This estimate involves a
number of assumptions and must be considered as uncertain, but it is based on
However, regardless of the inherent uncertainty the figure is high and existing estimates would support overall
costs of hundreds of billions.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s government on Friday nearly doubled its projections for costs related to the Fukushima nuclear disaster to 21.5 trillion yen ($188 billion), increasing pressure on Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) to step up reform and improve its performance.