[ RadSafe ] re: Nader claims
maurysis at peoplepc.com
Mon Feb 15 13:58:39 CST 2010
Thought radsafe readers should be aware of this [extract of a] Nader
editorial. If someone has numbers handy, then it would be nice to
supply an answer to "... the enormous costs, risks and national
security dangers associated with their operations and the large amount
of radioactive wastes ..." by our production of electricity by nat
gas, coal, wind, and solar panels.
Maury&Dog [MaurySiskel maurysis at peoplepc.com]
Published on Saturday, February 13, 2010 by CommonDreams.org
No Nukes by Ralph Nader
A generation of Americans has grown up without a single nuclear power
plant being brought on line since before the near meltdown of the Three
Mile Island structure in 1979. They have not been exposed to the
enormous costs, risks and national security dangers associated with
their operations and the large amount of radioactive wastes still
without a safe, permanent storage place for tens of thousands of years.
All Americans better get informed soon, for a resurgent atomic power
lobby wants the taxpayers to pick up the tab for relaunching this
industry. Unless you get Congress to stop this insanely dirty and
complex way to boil water to generate steam for electricity, you'll be
paying for the industry's research, the industry's loan guarantees and
the estimated trillion dollars (inflation-adjusted) cost of just one
meltdown, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, plus vast
immediate and long-range casualties.
The Russian roulette-playing nuclear industry claims a class nine
meltdown will never happen. That none of the thousands of rail cars,
trucks and barges with radioactive wastes will ever have a catastrophic
accident. That terrorists will forgo striking a nuclear plant or
hijacking deadly materials, and go for far less consequential disasters.
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