Are we ready to build safe and clean nuclear power plants?
Providing the incentives to make clean enegy profitable alsoff means building a new generation of safe, clean, nuclear power plants. It also means to ask the tough question: 'Are they really safe?' I was a teenager living on the border of Ukraine when Chernobyl disaster occured and I am still living with a reminder of that time. It is hard to believe in safe nuclear power but is there any alternative?
France gets about 80% of its power from nuclear plants. For years. Safely. I assume the "we" in the question is the U.S. or England. Those countries are too much influenced by wacko, scientifically illiterate greenies. And, those greenies are probably secretly funded by big oil, coal, and gas companies.
I don't know where the funding issues come in, but I believe that with the tech we are coming into these days it is more probable that we CAN maintain a nuclear facility. We have many choices and they all come with a price, environmental, economic, or political, but a rice none the less. It is proven that the way we run our oil industry DOES NOT work. If it were overhauled and re-thought, then maybe, but it is the way it is. Fossil fuel is that of the past and is doing more harm to our economic growth than good at this point. I believe it is time to look at new, or revisit the old, technologies and work toward a more cost-effective energy use.
by John Holden 7 years ago
Germany at least sees sense;-http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13592208
by wiserworld 5 years ago
Are you a supporter of nuclear power plants?
by Direxmd 9 years ago
Hey guys, I recently published a hub on methane / natural gas energy production & resources and then felt compelled to see what people thought of our current state of energy--so here I am.Are you guys big fans of specific energy resources? Such as wind, solar, hydroelectric, oil, coal, nuclear...
by paarsurrey 7 years ago
What about America?Japan’ attempts to avert a meltdown at one of its plants erode confidence in nuclear energy.China suspends all new nuclear plants Russia is building six new nuclear power plants and has plans for more. It also recently signed an agreement with Belarus to build one...
by Hugh Williamson 7 years ago
Nuclear energy is supposed to be part of the new U.S. energy strategy. We are assured that the new plants will be fail safe. How safe are they in the event of an unforeseen disaster, like the Japanese quake?From Yahoo AP:Japan's nuclear safety agency said pressure inside one of six boiling water...
by Phoebe Pike 7 years ago
Should we research alternative energy resources, continue to use up the oil, revert back to horses and bovine animals for power, or something else entirely? What are your views on this matter and why?
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