May 5th, 2010
by Alex Hallatt
Can nuclear power truly be green (not just the glow in the dark kind)? Is it enough that it is low carbon emission, when you have to deal with nuclear waste? It is almost impossible to dispose of spent fuel rods completely safely for thousands and thousands of years. I was listening to an NPR Environment podcast where they were talking about how you can communicate to future generations that there is a nuclear waste dump in an area, when you can’t guarantee that thousands of years from now those generations will have the same languages, writing or visual symbols.
You can’t. I’d like to see safe nuclear power as an option, but with no means of safe nuclear waste disposal, I can’t. Also, I’d be happy to have a wind turbine, or solar array in my back yard, but nuclear power?
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