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NinetySix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-30-09 11:39 AM
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24. The only "right way" to do nuclear is through the fusion process.
The by-products of fusion are energy and helium, which is not a pollutant, and which disposes of itself by rising through the atmosphere to the periphery, and then into space. Unfortunately, that process has been said to be 'about 40 years away' for the last several decades. Currently, it's wind power that is taking off in Canada as the new alternative energy source.

No, except for interplanetary probes and possible future moon bases, fission power is simply not feasible where there are human beings who can be poisoned by its waste products leaching into the groundwater. In addition, it is also not economically feasible, due to a) the necessity of heavy taxpayer subsidization, and b) the insurance industry's unwillingness to underwrite nuclear facilities for catastrophic failures and meltdowns.

But other than that, it's great.
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