AKKUYO, Turkey – The Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan are expected to throw the foundation stone of the nuclear nightmare in the Eastern Mediterranean today, inaugurating the first nuclear power plant in Akkuyo, southern Turkey.
The region is only 75 kilometers from the coasts of Cyprus, it is in an active seismic fault that can cause earthquakes up to 8 whirlpools and a Chernobyl accident will bring havoc in the Mediterranean, the Balkans and the Middle East.
According to the official announcements, the nuclear power station is intended to operate to meet energy needs, but it can easily turn Turkey into a nuclear power, and this is the second major threat behind its construction. Although Turkey asserts that it does not intend to use nuclear power stations to develop nuclear weapons, the construction of atomic bombs and its firing mechanism is greatly facilitated by the existence of such nuclear power stations, because they use the same basic materials and follow to some extent, the same procedures.
It should be noted that Turkey’s attempt to operate nuclear facilities, which can give it the potential to acquire nuclear weapons, begins in 1969. The history of Turkey’s nuclear power plant construction since 2000 was considered to be a past, a and the neighboring country was forced to frustrate the project due to financial difficulties.
The future Chernobyl
Environmental studies that have been made at times have highlighted the dangers of a nuclear disaster, as the active seismic rupture on which it will be constructed has also given two strong earthquakes in 1991, a size of 5.8 and 6.6 Richter. According to a study by Professor Carl Bactrot, chairman of the Earthquake Prediction Institute, it is long enough to give earthquakes up to 8 degrees of the Richter scale.
The estimates of scientists have come to the conclusion that a large (more than 6.5) earthquake is most likely in the next few years.
At www.greenpeace.org/~nuclear, one reads a nightmarish scenario: “There is a 50% chance of an earthquake of 7 Richter in a 100 km radius from Akkuyu Bay over the next 40 years.”
In the case of Chernobyl-type accidents, the distance from the place of the accident from Greece will be minimal, and the impact will be up to a thousand times higher. And this, taking into account the rule that in such accidents, at distances of 10 times smaller, the impact is 100 times greater!
Feasts and reactions to Turkey
Of course, the neighboring country celebrates the creation of the nuclear reactor:
The “Aksam” newspaper, titled “Today’s Historic Step in the Dream of 60 Years”, writes that Turkey’s nuclear energy adventure had begun in 1955. The signing of the agreement between Turkey and Russia was on May 12, 2010, within the framework of the four 800,000 Mw of reactors will be installed, covering 10% of Turkey’s electricity needs.
Reactions for the nuclear power station are provided by environmentalists and the Republican People’s Party (CHP). Party MP Hussein Chakmak said the nuclear power station is not a technical necessity but a political option for Turkey, adding that this political option would bring a disaster in the country because nuclear reactors are insecure, threaten man and nature. “For 40 years now we are struggling to prevent a new Chernobyl, a new Fukushima, from happening in our country. We will not allow Mersin to become a nuclear waste dump, “he said. CNA – Anna Andreou Turkey-Constantinople
Translated from Crash Magazine Online.