- Jan 30, 2005
Doesn't matter how many successful nuclear plants exist, because it only takes a handful to show the potential problems that nuclear can bring.I guess you're completely ignoring the many decades of nuclear plants putting out tons of electricity and not a single one of them have problems.
So what? You mean to tell me there aren't any nuclear plants today that may have potential for unforeseen consequences?Your post is the perfect example of what I was talking about. Propaganda and misinformation being eaten up as if it's fact. Chernobyl is the only "disaster" that can be pointed to as something truly bad which happened and it was an extremely early design and was basically forced to fail. Even the most basic precautions would have stopped that from happening. Fukushima was the dumbest planning possible and likely done because of the NIMBYs. The only problem with Fukushima was the location.
I'm not advocating for coal over nuclear. I'm advocating for wind, solar, hydro, and battery over nuclear.Nuclear is safe in theory and practice. It has been used for decades and any health issues from it are far lower than any other type of main line power generation. Coal plants put out more radiation than nuclear.
You think terrorists aren't a problem because it never happened?Don't even start up on the terrorist crap. Not only has it never happened its also never likely to happen. There's practically no way for terrorists to use anything from a nuke plant.
When has nuclear waste been turned into usable fuel?As for nuclear waste, there's no reason to be storing it for hundreds of years. The stupidity of laws which ban reprocessing of fuel is the cause of needing to store it. There are literal tons of "nuclear waste" which can be easily reprocessed into usable fuel.
It takes 10-15 years to build and start working a nuclear power plant. We could skip nuclear and ignore fusion for solar, wind, hydro, and battery tech.It needs to be repeated. Nuclear is the safest and best form of man made mass electrical production in history. It is hoped that eventually fusion takes that spot but there is quite a bit of time yet before that can happen.