Thoughts on Ho Ching’s call for the use of nuclear power

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In a recent Facebook post, Temasek’s CEO Ho Ching has signal her support for nuclear power and urges Singapore to “keep all options open”. Her main argument is that nuclear power which was once deemed “too risky” for Singapore is “much safer now”.

I have no quarrel with Ho Ching’s call for us “to learn about the safety, security and regulatory requirements of nuclear power plants so that we can hopefully help to contribute to a safe world if and when various countries start to build nuclear facilities around us”

However, I have grave concerns if Singapore harbours ambition to build our own nuclear facilities.

To begin, Singapore is just too small. When disaster striked at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the Japanese government expanded the area of evacuation to a 20km radius from the site of the nuclear power plant. Soon after the Chernobyl disaster, the Soviet Armed Forces sealed an area of a 30 km radius from the site of the nuclear power plant.

Just imagine – Even if a small nuclear disaster were to happen in Singapore (or on any of our offshore islands), where are the millions of people here going to go? Don’t forget that even until today, radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant is still leaking into the sea.

Although Singapore doesn’t sit on earthquake zone, we are not very far off from them. People living aroud Beach Road or Marine Parade can attest that they can feel moving motion when strong quakes hit nearby Indonesia islands.

For a long time now, Singapore is a potential terrorist target. If we ever possess nuclear facilities, that would be too attractive for any terrorist to pass.

Every time when I look back to the selling away of our power generation plants,: Tuas Power, Seraya Power and Senoko Power to Huaneng Group of China, YTL of Malaysia and Marubeni Corporation of Japan respectively, my sense of despise for and anger with the PAP government for their greed and incompetency rise to the fore.

Imagine if Malaysia were to announce that they are building a nuclear plant in Pasir Gudang or Indonesia were to build a nuclear plant in Batam, it must cause great alarm and trepidation in Singapore, never mind if nuclear power plants are much safer now or not.

While I support Ho Ching’s call for us to learn about the safety, security and the regulatory requirements of nuclear power plants so that we can help contribute to a safer world. But as a citizen, I strongly urge my fellow citizens to vehemently reject any idea of havinog nuclear power plant in Singapore. Never, never court our own apocalypse out of our sheer greed.

 

Simon Lim

 

 

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30 Responses to “Thoughts on Ho Ching’s call for the use of nuclear power”

  • Sinkie:

    It’s ok to have nuclear power plant in Singapore.

    If die, all die together. Equality will then be achieved for PAP elites, downtrodden ordinary Sinkies and the 2.2 million favored foreigners !!

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  • TruBlu:

    Can support.
    Build FIRST NUCLEAR PLANT underneath VAST ISTANA GROUNDS?

    Well?
    Show us the way.
    Not scared?
    Then do it.

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  • Space crAcko boy:

    Money spent by this cracko boy who want to go to space should go to alternate clean energy , to explore every angle of havesting clean energy from the sea , from the sewer waste , from havesting wasted energy exchanges . This cracko boy should be the first put himself into space and hopefully he stay there to see Sin from up there somewhere . Help HC understand better nuclear

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  • MarBowling:

    When Holee Jinx passes important issue such as Building of nuclear plant in SinKapore, it’s only a Q of WHEN Not If the 1st such farking plant will be here! Period. Her comment carries a LOT OF WEIGHT. It’s NOT FOR FUN. She is damn SERIOUS and PERSISTENT!

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  • PAP Messed Up Country:

    Simon you are right. The country is in a mess thanks to PAP.

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  • Simon's nail on the Snake:

    There is Artificial Intelligence & then there is Assinine Intelligence (in the name of its serpentine gdp)

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  • copy leh:

    Hello I think copied from my ideas to Lim tean in;

    http://www.tremeritus.net/2019/09/10/climate-change-is-nothing-but-a-distraction-ploy-by-the-pap-government/

    Not Michael Jackson:

    I believe, the common sense would be, keep the 100B and continue to use fossil fuel just like any other leaders talking cock [see P1], until its depleted or not viable anymore. But as a responsible leader, use the 100B to built nuclear power plant or Thorium Power plant and be ready to tackle the future for P1. The Plant emits no CO2 but steam, generate hell lots of electrical energy for your future electric cars [for future only, not now. Now is not the time].

    [Built now so that you can stock the uranium or thorium before it rocket].

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  • oxygen:

    ECONOMIC IS EVOLUTIONARY (time lagged of achieved outcome), POPULATION RECYCLING POLITICS is revolutionary (instant increase), the failure of synchronisation means it won’t work. It didn’t work for 15 years and PAPpypolitics wants to escalate it ahead with bigger proven failed experiment of population explosion needing nuclear power.

    Nuclear power in LEE-jiapore guarantee EXTINCTION BY ACCIDENT-TRIGGERED RADIATION.

    SO WE HAVE NOW PROGRESSED OR PROGRESSING FROM PAPpypolitics and PAPpynomics to PAPpySTUPID??

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  • UniQ:

    The aim is not cleaner power, but to reasons to collect more $$ from the poor people of Singapore.

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  • how much will it cost?:

    if all the dangers can be studied and avoided , then the next question is, will it be a cheaper form if energy for our citizens? ..
    or will we be paying 10x more or 20x more even..
    we’ve been betrayed by these traitors once too many as it is.

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  • Darth Vader:

    So monkey wants nuclear energy in Singapore? CAPITAL IDEA! And I know just the perfect spot for it. It’s inarguably the most secure and guarded place in all of Singapore

    Ladies & gentlemen, I propose that we construct Singapore’s new nuclear power plant in pinky lee’s & hc’s master bedroom toilet. Think about it; if the nuclear plant is there, would pink moron lee turn a blind eye to the engineers working there to slacken off like SMRT’s staff did for so many years?

    And of course, if something goes wrong in the middle of the night, GUESS WHO will be the first to find out, because they will be the first to be on the receiving end of what went wrong?

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  • Great Asia:

    Yeah! Where to store the nuclear waste? In Oxley Road or ship it to a 3rd world country?

    Ha ha ha!

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  • Homeless Cat:

    Build the nuclear power plant, watch Singapore become a ghost town within weeks. It will be the fastest mass exodus ever.

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  • Ramarau Perumal:

    Love birds got many crazy ideas.
    $100 billion climate change programme, now nuclear.
    Does the love bird know, how long it takes for the residue to disintegrate.
    Let alone, safety and security.

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  • Bapak:

    Can, please erect the nuclear plant under her house.

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  • No Confidence:

    After selling the power plants to foreigners, they want to go nuclear? With so many lapses in recent years, no one can be sure that a nuclear disaster like Chernobyl or Fukushima will not happen here. All you need is one major lapse to fry up this tiny island!

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  • Nuclear Ballistic:

    The Nuclear Ballistic Question have STILL not been answered in Parly—how much is the Jinx pay.
    This will be an issue in GE2019.We might get to see Trump tax returns before knowing her salary.Transparency Now!

    Great Asia:
    Yeah! Where to store the nuclear waste? In Oxley Road or ship it to a 3rd world country?

    Ha ha ha!

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  • Bapak:

    This will be one lapse even AGO wouldn’t survive to see.

    No Confidence:
    After selling the power plants to foreigners, they want to go nuclear? With so many lapses in recent years, no one can be sure that a nuclear disaster like Chernobyl or Fukushima will not happen here. All you need is one major lapse to fry up this tiny island!

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  • Harder Truths:

    They are getting Homer Simpson to run the plant.

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  • TruBlu:

    If Ho JINX calls for it,be very careful.
    Its a JINX.

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  • Went to Japan:

    Singapore govt cant do this kind of high risk project because they always award to the lowest cost as a result quality will not be there.

    We are talking about nuclear leakage compared to collapse of highways or BTO leaking….

    Mdm Ho and her husband have been repeating this project for quite sometime, I think they have already made up their mind.

    Nuclear energy will be cheap to supply to 10M people but the risk of a leakage will also be high because of our lowest cost and maximum profit model.

    All these can only be stopped if you vote against them in this coming election, complaint doesnt get anywhere.

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  • Evil, Greedy And Corrupt:

    Never trust hypocrite that feeds on and profited from public money.
    Never trust hypocrite who could not be honest to reveal IT’s salary milked from public money.

    By the time the nuclear bomb is finished, the thieves would already made off with stolen money and live happily ever after in Seoullaland thousands of miles away as honorary fake citizens, leaving the problem to poor hardworking Serfs and their spawns.

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  • MarBowling:

    TruBlu:
    October 20, 2019 at 11:46 pm (Quote)
    If Ho JINX calls for it,be very careful.
    Its a JINX.

    Response: agree 1001%! Notice that nowadays she seems to be very INVOLVED in SinKapore POLITICS! Maybe she is going to SPRING a Great Xmas surprise for Sinkaporean!

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  • u die your bizness:

    build it on one of sg’s many islands..if really have to.
    or in the j*n*’s garden at home.
    everywhere else is oredy taken, jampacked with vehicle n human traffic.

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  • Where to go?:

    “Just imagine – Even if a small nuclear disaster were to happen in Singapore (or on any of our offshore islands), where are the millions of people here going to go?”

    Don’t worry. Singapore reserve is so huge it can easily buy every family a house in another country. Serious. Money is enough.

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  • WhatWeThinkIsUnimportant?:

    she is floating the idea in order for the peasants to get used to it and also to gauge overall sentiments.
    in fact theyve already made up their selfish minds.
    lky once said- “we do what we feel is right, nevermind what they think”.
    nothing in our country is brought to a referendum.
    no voice from the people, no vote yes or no.
    so folks vote right!

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  • Si*sy so many, how to big?:

    I always bear the opinion that women cannot be allowed to reign in Politics. Because when it comes to hard decision, you’ll need to have balls of titanium to make one, the hallmark of leaders.

    But I am surprise that she has some steel balls in her, better than many of those above that seemingly are ball-less and apparently have NO solution for when the petrol is, say $1000 per litre?…. too much… $500 per litre in the future?

    https://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/country-profiles/countries-a-f/france.aspx

    Underground into the sea with the chimney head above. minimize risks to the lowest.

    Fools continue to argue risks when they are unable to feed their families in the future.

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  • You're Outdated:

    WhatWeThinkIsUnimportant?:
    she is floating the idea in order for the peasants to get used to it and also to gauge overall sentiments.
    in fact theyve already made up their selfish minds.
    lky once said- “we do what we feel is right, nevermind what they think”.
    nothing in our country is brought to a referendum.
    no voice from the people, no vote yes or no.
    so folks vote right!

    After the old man, it’s now “we do what it’s right for our pockets.”
    Things have changed, stop dreaming.

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  • "Creative" AristoCATs:

    For creative solution,
    some innovation guru suggests non-status-quo idea for exploration.
    But this exercise may be carried too far.

    In the past, Ho-Jinks had made “creative” comments.

    SG Nuclear Power plant – Why Not?

    -

    Damn, immediately, MinDef has to revise defence operation.
    Bcos,
    as LKY said that we live in a less-friendly neighbourhood,
    in times of conflict,
    SG Nuclear Power plant will become a big and easy target.

    -
    Kaboom !
    -
    “Kudos” to creative AristoCATs ! :(

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  • UniQ:

    I’ll share a story :

    Imagine if you owes many of your neighbours a lot of $$, and also rot the entire neighborhood with your incapable management, but you have control of the estate to build a toxic warehouse.

    After which, you made a toxic leakage from the warehouse you have build. You with the $$ you owed and the $$ you made, and with good reason to run away from life threatening accident.

    The rest of your neighbours that can afford also run away, leaving those unaffordable.

    Thus its a good reason to shed problem away instantly !! while getting filthy rich without bearing any responsibility. CONSCIENCE does not worth a cent to our elites on this land !!

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