[ RadSafe ] What's Killing The Nuclear Industry?
sperle at mirion.com
Mon May 13 12:49:32 CDT 2013
Very well stated. When public opinion of nuclear power exceeded 50% positive, Fukushima occurred. Public confidence diminished, politicians became skittish and utility management pulled back from all the proposed new build of power reactors. Whether or not the public will ever again reach a positive percentage does come down to what you wrote, "There is only one question that the public cares about: Can the nuclear
industry be trusted to manage the technology?"
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] What's Killing The Nuclear Industry?
As a supporter of nuclear power, who retired after working 26 years at a
nuclear power plant, it is frustrating to read the many postings and
arguments regarding LNT, hormesis, mutated tomatoes at Fukushima, the
dangers of coal, etc. You don't get it!
The future of nuclear power will NOT be decided by whether low level
radiation exposure is good or bad, whether the media is biased, whether our
government is controlled by antinukes, or whether other ways of producing
electricity are just as hazardous.
There is only one question that the public cares about: Can the nuclear
industry be trusted to manage the technology?
I dare anyone to answer, "Yes," to that.
Going forward, discussions should focus on what we can do to change this
situation. The burden of proof is on us.
It's not about dose, it's about trust.
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