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102. And look at the success of Nuclear Industry PR
evident in the replies. They've got the "Hey, I'm a Hot Debunker" group rallying to their defense, showing off how tough they are in being unafraid of nuclear power by slamming those who have lived through 3-Mile Island, Chernobyl and other leaks in nuclear power plant history. And debates about which municipalities will host the waste that remains radioactive for thousands of years.

The industry has done well in tamping down the anti-nuclear forces. Guess that shut down of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power plant and their continuing struggles to stash the radioactive waste have gotten them them step up their efforts to present nukes as sensible alternatives. After all, aside from the major meltdowns, the usual leaks are invisible, and their harm is largely invisible in the immediate aftermath of their accidents and waste storage.

Sad to see so many rushing to the defense of very expensive power that needs to be guarded 24/7/365, controlled by strong centralized power companies, and subsidized very heavily with laws that protect the companies from the long-term consequences of their product.

Nuclear power maintains the status quo of needing major power resource companies to remain in control of the distribution of the power needed to fuel our economy.

Solar allows power distribution to be decentralized a lot more. Can't have that now, can we? No no no, solar is too expensive. Solar is too expensive. Please repeat. Solar is too expensive. You don't want your town to be energy independent. No no. Solar is too expensive.

Especially when the long term damage from nuclear plants' fuel and waste storage is just more of The Big C-- and there are so many causes of cancer in our modern industrialized societies.

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