Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Nukes also cannot be cleaned up
A snip from BradBlog by Brad Friedman:
You know, what I have been struck by over the last couple of days, is the lack of possibilities for being able to clean up. It simply cannot be cleaned up. And while that's true for an oil disaster like this, it's equally true for nukes! Yet, even Obama's Nobel-winning Energy Secretary Steven Chu has been calling for additional nukes, as have others. And the fact is nukes also cannot be cleaned up if things go wrong.
Don't sell me on anything that you don't know how to fix if something goes wrong.
Why we continue moving forward with such technology that cannot be corrected in the case of a disaster is beyond me.
Why Democrats, including Barack Obama, have not used this opportunity to demand passage of serious climate change and energy legislation --- including a Manhattan Project for clean, renewable energy for all --- remains an absolute outrage.
My variation on this: by promoting more offshore oil drilling and the possibility of additional nuclear reactors, our government shows that it is willing to put that boot on the neck of the American people and our environment. Old nuclear plants are leaking tritium into the water table, but they don’t care much about that.
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