- Elon Musk has called for Europe to restart idle nuclear power plants to generate more energy.
- In response to people who have expressed concerns about the dangers of radiation, Musk said he would go to a high-radiation area and eat locally grown food on TV.
- He said he actually did it in Japan, shortly after the Fukushima disaster.
In a tweet on Sunday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk called on Europe to generate more nuclear power to offset fears of gas shortages.
It’s “very clear” musk booksthat Europe should restart idle nuclear power plants and increase production of those that do.
The tweet – which has been retweeted more than 31,100 times to press time – has attracted its fair share of backlash online.
He replied “Until someone gets mismanaged again and leaks all over the place. That’s the risk of more,” he replied Jim Othman Founder of Edge Consulting Group.
However, Musk claimed that the notion of radiation hazard was a misconception, and he challenged his followers.
“For those who (mistakenly) think this is a radiological hazard, choose what you think is the worst location. I’ll travel there and eat locally grown food on TV,” chirp, Adding that he did so in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, months after the nuclear accident.
Musk visited Fukushima in July 2011, according to A press release From SolarCity, which was acquired by Tesla in 2016. Musk’s flight in Japan has also been reported Asahi Shimbun The media. Insider was not able to independently verify whether or not Musk ate locally grown food, he claimed.
—Elon Musk March 6, 2022
Two major nuclear power plant disasters occurred in history: at Chernobyl in the former Soviet Union in 1986, and at Fukushima in 2011. At Chernobyl, children, as well as emergency and recovery workers, are at increased risk of health effects from radiation, but “the vast majority of the population should not live in fear of serious health consequences,” said A United nations Disaster assessment, released in 2021. Post study of the united nations Released in 2021 it said it found “no adverse health effects” among Fukushima residents directly related to radiation exposure from the accident.
Musk’s call for more nuclear power in Europe comes two days after he pushed to increase US oil and gas production to counter any decline in Russian supplies.
Russian oil exports have fallen by a third due to comprehensive Western sanctions against Russia over its unjustified invasion of Ukraine, energy intelligence I mentioned last Wednesday. Although the sanctions are not specifically targeted Russian oil and gas exports, Trade media reported that there was a “general reluctance among buyers to risk taking the Russian shipments”.
Developments caused oil prices to multi-year highs, resulting in higher gas prices at the pump.
“I hate to say it, but we need to ramp up oil and gas production right away,” Musk said. tweet on Friday. “Extraordinary times require extraordinary actions.”
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