Saturday, September 17, 2005
Nuclear Energy: Clean and Safe
We Need A Hundred New Nuclear Energy Plants Now!
Modern nuclear energy plants are both clean and safe. So says the EPA and a host of physicists and engineers. Our 101 plants currently in operation provide about 20% of our electricity needs in the nation. Newer methods of construction, new materials and newer processes will make modern facilities even safer, and enormously less polluting than any coal-fired, oil or natural gas generating plant. They do take 10 to 15 years to construct and test, because of the rediculously complex paperwork needed, but this could well be streamlined if the desire is there to do it. This I am all for! Let's go!