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  •  No one knows the long term cost of nuclear power. (2+ / 0-)
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    RonV, devtob

    After some few decades of operation, the cores of most of these traditionally based fission plants remain highly radioactive for tens of thousands of years, so some practical questions come to mind.

    Who watches over these sites?
    Are there armed guards?
    Who pays their salaries?

    Got a way to dispose of the waste yet?
    Please, before you tell me about the miracle of reprocessing spent fuel, check out the word 'Sellafield' in Google to see how that's working out.

    2 cents a KilowattHour?

    Then why is my NH electric bill so damn high?
    Clamshell Alliance is that powerful?

    •  We are reusing fuel, as are (1+ / 0-)
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      devtob

      countries from Europe and Asia. And after 50 years over 97% of the radiation has dissipated from the used rods. It is not "thousands of years". Bottom line is that nuclear is not perfect. Nothing is, at least nothing available today. So nuclear deserves a seat at the table. Nuclear waste is manageable; global warming is not.

      I'm in the I-fucking-love-this-guy wing of the Democratic Party!

      by doc2 on Mon Jan 31, 2011 at 05:52:33 PM PST

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      •  It's not thousands of years .. really? (2+ / 0-)
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        RonV, devtob

        All of the science and studies of sequestering of spent fuel and remnants of highly radioactive elements from reactor cores was just for show, I guess.

        Like magic, it will magically go away and be forgotten.

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