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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-04-08 06:17 PM
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3. as liberal as i am, i prefer nuclear to fossil fuel
i'm actually not sure i understand why nuclear is considered "conservative".

there are dangers and death in any form of energy production and distribution, and nuclear is among the safest. but, like airplane travel, the dangers and deaths are in the scariest form -- all at once and very dramatic.

and most relevantly, "in my backyard".

however, i like the lack of polution in getting away from fossil fuels, although other non-fossil energies share this benefit.

in any event, i certainly believe in a MIX of technologies, and wouldn't go gung-ho on nuclear without also investing in other forms, such as solar, geothermal, etc.

i wouldn't want to be dependent on uranium any more than petroleum.
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