Still I am skeptic this would solve the problem entirely. Humans just make mistakes. A small risk will always remain. So the long term goal of a phase out is still preferable.
"Not learning from mistakes is worse than committing mistakes. When you don't allow yourself to make mistakes, it is hard to be tolerant of others and it does not allow even God to be merciful."
Just because nuclear has the potential for harm, once that harm is computed and compared to other possibilities, we have an answer.
Big blowups are bad, but if they are rare enough, they are not really a problem.
absolutely favor it. I also favor it to be further researched and studied in order to prevent like these things happening.
The biggest problem with nuclear plants is that it is hard to get both safety and cost effectiveness at the same time. It is possible to build an ultra-safe plant in the middle of nowhere, but you could afford 100% safe power at that kind of cost. The real problem with nuclear power is that private enterprise won't touch it without serious government incentives. I would say at this point government incentives could probably get a better return for solar power.
I favor but, a nuclear power industry of the free market.
'The whole universe is going to die!'
I do not favor nuclear power, however that is the opposite view I've taken in the past. I grew up about 3 miles south of the Indian Point power plant on the Hudson river outside NYC. Safety was never a problem with me. But
- Nuclear plants are very expensive to build.
- Nuclear power is very expensive.
- Just the power to mine/process the nuclear fuel takes itself a lot of fossile fuels, so I don't think they give the benefit, that most people think they do.
- Nobody will insure a nuclear plant, so the U.S. govenment must do it.
- People fear them, so this a huge stumbling block.
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)