Old Fart wrote: alpha wrote: Old Fart wrote: worldcitizen1723 wrote:
Geez - they got great spin over here. Wish someone was doing something that would work in the alternative energy arena.
Nuclear is the only way out in the foreseeable future IMO, the lesser of two evils.
How is pumping hundreds, if not thousands of gallons, of radioactive waste water, daily into the pacific ocean the lesser of two evils?
Japan was a rare case, most reactors have been chugging along without incident for years and technology only gets better. I'm not saying I'm a fan of nuclear just that it's the only realistic alternative to fossil fuels for the foreseeable future.
Japan might be a 'rare' case, but it's an ongoing problem, that nobody is addressing and nobody is even reporting about anymore, because the problem has become so dire. The cost of cleaning up after a plant has been decommissioned should deter any sane country from pursuing such a sad technology, in my opinion. I also believe that if amerika would put the same amount of money, that it pours into nuclear technology, into research of geo thermal technology, that it could replace nuclear in a matter of a few years. Only problem with this scenario is there's no profit from geo thermal, which doesn't work in the present government paradigm.