My home receives power from a ComEd nuclear reactor, and I also have my own solar panels.
I support both methods of power generation.
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As an avid scifi fan and technology nut, I support nuclear power in theory. However, I do not trust private enterprise to operate nuclear power plants in the safest manner possible. Including dealing with the waste.
Last years BP debacle illustrates this well.
However, I don't have much more confidence in the govt. either. For other reasons.
If someone like the Dalai Lama, or whoever, took over operation of nuclear power, some group who took their safe operation as some kind of "sacred mission", I think that might work. I think Heinlein wrote a story along these lines.
Nuclear power could save us all, if corporate greed or govt bureaucratic incompetency didn't kill us all first.
Therefore I voted other.
Nuclear Jedi, anyone?
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Truth rings hollow in empty heads.
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There was an accident that killed three Americans in 1961, but the system was not computerized, and the workers had to guess more of when to lift the rods. Even then, when you compare this to deaths from coal pollution or mine accidents, nuclear power is much safer. However, as pbrauer said, nuclear power, at least now is very, very expensive. A lot of this is due to regulation. I am not sure about how to reform the regulations to make building cheaper but still providing adequate safety.
This is the fourth worst nuclear disaster in Japanese history.