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  •  Nuclear is far, far, better than coal. (7+ / 0-)

    Nuclear power has safety issues that need to be managed (and so does coal), but coal has two horrible problems: first, it CANNOT be mined without destroying the ecosystem from which it comes, and second (and MUCH worse) it cannot be used without destroying the ecosystem of our entire planet.

    •  Nope - it's just as bad (2+ / 0-)
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      Nuclear has safety issues that can not be managed.

      If we have learned one thing from Fukushima is that it is impossible to safely operate nuclear for a long time. It's just not humanly possible.

      As for coal not beeing able to be mined without destroying the land, as the son of a mining engineer I can assure you that is absurd.  

      Running responsible coal mining operations is just more expensive.  That of course ha sno implication on the carbon issue - but you don't have to rape the land to get the coal.  It is just ... cheaper.

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      "Und wer nicht tanzen will am Schluss - weiß noch nicht dass er tanzen muss", Rammstein, "Amerika"

      by cris0000 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 12:50:01 PM PST

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