disaster due to tsunami.
Anti nuclear activist say, nuclear power is not safe, and will never be. Huge risk is
involved in this type of project. But nuclear experts argue that nuclear technology has
improved and a lot safer than before. It is a clean source of energy. So in the day of
concern on global warming the only way we can replace fossil fuel is nuclear energy. Because
now there is not chance that we can use renewable energy like solar energy or wind energy in
large scale commercially now.
When present Bangladesh was East Pakistan, Pakistan government initiated a nuclear power
project in Ruppur. In fact project implementation was started. Required areas were evacuated
for the proposed power station. A veteran nuclear scientist say at that time most of
Pakistan’s young nuclear scientists were form East Pakistan. So we were more than ready to
run a nuclear power plant. But after the liberation war no government in Bangladesh
implemented this project. But present Pakistan is running nuclear power plant.
Now Germany has decided not to use nuclear energy. But France is increasing its nuclear
German development aid minister opposed Bangladesh’s plant to go for nuclear power
generation during his visit to Bangladesh. He argued now Bangladesh is not capable of
running a nuclear power plant. He also warned about the risk during natural calamity like
flood or earthquake. But his Bangladeshi counterpart was not happy with his comment. German
media gave special importance on this nuclear issue.