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Vatican spokesman calls for reflection on nuclear power

Catholic World News - March 21, 2011

Discussing the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that left thousands dead in Japan, the director of the Holy See Press Office has called for reflection on the “correct use” and risks of nuclear power.

“It only took one of the more than 50 Japanese nuclear plants to be seriously damaged by the quake for a new wave … of fear over another insidious cause of death-- besides that of the seaquake-- which is spreading through the entire world,” said Father Federico Lombardi. “Nuclear energy is an immense natural resource that man tries to use in his service, but if it gets out of control it rebels against him.”

“The security of the plants and the safeguarding of radioactive material can never be absolute,” he continued “It is right and obligatory to return to reflect on the correct use of technological power, on its risks, on its human price. The Pope recommends this often.”

“Today in the plant that has gone haywire a handful of heroes are generously offering their lives for the safety of many people, like the firefighters of 9/11,” he added.

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  • Posted by: unum - Mar. 21, 2011 7:15 PM ET USA

    It is certainly inferred that the liberals in the Vatican already know the "correct use" (or non-use) of nuclear power. Now if those technological and political dolts will just listen to them, we can have no power and no economy instead of just green power and no economy. The vision is clear from the mountain with the Lord.

  • Posted by: Salome - Mar. 21, 2011 2:58 PM ET USA

    I remember learning that fire is a good servant but a bad master. Little has changed.

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