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Ask who will pay to build it and accept liability and you'll get a good idea about how foolproof it is. From the outset nuclear has been sold as too cheap to meter, and it's always been a lie.
Nuclear proponents either ignore alternatives or revile them, and love to focus on how bad coal is. Well duh. Fission is good for two things: boiling water (with insidious pollution at enormous public expense) and blowing people up.
by Andhakari on Wed Dec 7th, 2011 at 03:26:41 AM EST
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... a thorium fuel cycle looks like it could get insured, and would also be a consumer of nuclear waste ... while the big advantage of a fast breeder reactor seems to be that in case of disaster we get to skip the explosive release of radioactive material and the threat of meltdown stages and go straight to long term radioactive site sitting unusable for generations on the landscape.

Advanced to solve a shortfall that is a policy choice rather than a necessity.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Wed Dec 7th, 2011 at 09:31:39 AM EST
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