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  •  You make a good point (5+ / 0-)
    It can be operated safely but not by Companies.
    The big problem is allowing these things to be run by private, for-profit industry. With the profit factor, there is always the incentive there to cut costs / corners, defer spending on maintenance,  and reduce training of staff.

    It is a recipe for disaster when the unexpected occurs.

    •  Nuclear power can never EVER be safe (5+ / 0-)
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      averybird, Joieau, Russgirl, ozsea1, Dave925

      and I really wish people would STOP pretending it can...  sure making and using the power looks safe BUT we have absolutely no way to store the spent fuel rods and the more plants that are built the MORE spent fuel rods there are.

      the more nuclear plants.. the more unsafe to dispose of nuclear waste....  and THIS time superfund clean up will NOT work.

      "Orwell was an optimist"

      by KnotIookin on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 06:01:41 AM PDT

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    •  No worries, taxpayers ALWAYS pay while 1% walk (4+ / 0-)
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      ozsea1, Dave925, bear83, dharmasyd

      away from their responsibilities...

      Until the Nuclear Industry is ready to accept all responsibility and liability for any incident, then why should a Nuclear Power Co. be allowed to operate?

      •    "Nuclear energy is a pact with the Devil."
      --physicist John R. Dunning, Jr.
    •  Apparently, the free market... (0+ / 0-)

      ... doesn't like nukes.  Taxpayers, for some reason, are expected to support what Wall Street finds less than promising.

      Safety's an issue, sure, but nukes are dismal in purely financial terms.  Google "grossly uncompetitive".

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