Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Not-So-Fool-Proof Nuclear Power

By Jesse Laird
March 15, 2011

The ecological crisis posed by the exploding and leaking nuclear power plants in Japan following the massive earthquake and tsunami there presents an opportunity for Americans to rethink nuclear power.

Read on.

4 comments:

J. Tyler Ballance said...

The Tree huggers will use this to say the Nuclear is too dangerous, while the pragmatists will say that the response to contain the problems worked sufficiently well, and prove that nuclear accidents can be safely contained and economically restored.

We MUST resolve to use every technology available to achieve American energy independence, before 2020, or we will surely go to war with the Chinese over access to oil.

Bobby Joe said...

Once built the Republicans will say there are too many regulations. Then the Government, The only one with enough power, Will be hepless to make sure the plant is run in a safe manner. That is if the plant can be safe.

M Lucky Gold said...

J. Tyler:
Do you mean to say that Nuclear is not too dangerous?

Where do you draw the line between what's too dangerous and what's just dangerous enough?

Is it simply a case of number of lives lost to radiation sickness over time, divided by how much profit an energy company makes for its shareholders during the same period?

Do you have an equation that can put it into nice, pragmatic relief for all of us treehuggers?

One life---that's probably okay, right?
100?
How about one million?
Where's your cut off point?

Speaking of 'going to war with the Chinese', don't you think that perhaps they've already won a war without even fighting?

The US economy is in a shambles, and pumping money into a protectionist country that's allowed to keep its currency artificially low.

The war has already been lost, and it was fought in Wal-Marts across this great nation.

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