First of all my heart and thoughts with the dear Japanese people who have been always supportive to Egypt and the Egyptians.
Second I think what is happening in Japan in Fukushima is warning to the whole world. The Japanese are doing the best they can and yet they know it could be ended in a disaster and another Chernobyl. We have to rethink about the nuclear energy now more than anytime especially in Egypt.
Minister Hassan Yonis said that the Dabaa Nuclear plant project will be completed regardless of the current situation and I will not hide my fears now despite I have been one of the Dabaa nuclear plant project supporters. Do not misunderstand me , I am with the nuclear energy researches but I am concerned about the safety measures also knowing that Egypt has got its share from fault lines and Alexandria had that powerful great earthquake that completely destroyed it in ancient times added to it the fearful scenes from Japan… it is just scary . I do not know if Dabaa is on a fault line but we can live without now.
Economically I think the ministry of electricity must forget this nuclear ambition till God knows when due to our financial sources , we are in deep trouble , our priorities now should be focuses on other projects.
Despite being a big supporter to the Dabaa , I just wonder why we do not invest and start depending on God’s greatest gift to Egypt : The sun. The solar energy should be adopted in Egypt , it will not cost a lot of money like the nuclear plants and it will provide more job opportunities and also can be exported. Of course what is even more greater than all these advantages the solar energy is clean , Safer and renewable.
I do not know why it has to be in Japan again but I think the world must listen to the warnings concerning the Nuclear energy.