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Jimbo909 Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-30-09 08:36 AM
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4. "Clean Energy?"
Nukes are not clean energy and definitely not cheap.

All of the easy to get uranium has been mined - so to get uranium these days you have to go deeper which is more expensive & disturb more of the surrounding rock which releases more toxic contaminants into the environment.

We also still haven't figured out what to do with the spent fuel.

You didn't mention cheap which would be incorrect also - if anyone remembers the 70's - most of these boondoggles had incredible cost overruns which were passed onto the consumers.

You didn't mention safe either (if you live next to one of these - you might want to check the fine print in your home owners policy).
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