How long do we have to wait for nuclear power? Its the cleanest non-poluting energy source we have. There are currently nuclear power plants that would supply 35000 homes with power. They need 7 or 8 people to control. These plants are small, safe and totally buried in the ground. The plant would last five years then get replaced and refurbished. The plant costs 60,000,000 or about 1741.00 per home. Yes 1741.00 per house. Pretty cheap to me.
But the ability or the nuclear industry to start and operate a standard nuclear plant is smothered by govt regulation, environment radicals and the general lack of understanding by the average citizen about nuclear power.
I know......what about three mile island...., what about Chernobyl.....
Three Mile Island- yes there was a problem and yes the problem was totally contained as designed by the engineers. No radiation leaks occurred.
Chernobyl--yes there was a severe problem. We must remember this was a reactor run by a communist country, without all the safety factors we use in the USA. As well the reactor was a combination power generator and waepons making factory. In the US we only do one or the other in a nuclear reactor. This makes them much safer. After the inital high readings the levels of radiation decreased to the average. As a matter of fact the current levels of radiation in Chernobyl are less than the every day background radiation in Norway.
In the future I wil list a few books about the propaganda against using nuclear power. It amazed me as to how safe and pollution free nuclear power is. Something else to think about--our navy runs all of its carriers on nuclear power. Last I heared they get about 20yrs before having to get new fuel rods.