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  •  are you sure you understand all the bad things? (0+ / 0-)

    toxic chemicals are needed to make solar panels.  There may be weather effects with major wind farms.  Even florescent lights have a negative toxic manufacturing problem.  And you can say the exact same things about nuclear getting better with technology.  My feeling is there is a stigma with nuclear and it is preventing some people from considering it as an option.

    •  The only nuclear... (5+ / 0-)

      ... that might possibly make sense is thorium-based nuclear.  But I'd want to see a test thorium reactor up and running first.

      Uranium-based nuclear is a boondoggle.

      It is:

      expensive
      risky on many levels
      destroys the environment with uranium mining
      creates too much nuclear waste
      is not insurable without taxpayers basically insuring it
      almost always exceeds projected costs
      definitely does not help when you are trying to make an argument for nuclear non-proliferation
      is not renewable, ie. based on a finite resource

    •  Yep, you nailed it. (3+ / 0-)
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      Lawrence, BYw, viet vet

      My feeling is there is a stigma with nuclear and it is preventing some people from considering it as an option.

      There is a stigma, for many reasons.

      www.yesweSTILLcan.org

      by divineorder on Thu Apr 29, 2010 at 04:34:35 PM PDT

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