twice about nuclear power.
has really changed. Decades ago,
the nuclear industry boasted that
power does not release greenhouse gases.
The opposite was true then and
opposite is true now.
amounts of coal were burned in the preparation of nuclear fuel.
still burn lots of coal for that purpose.
More fossil fuel will be consumed
deal with nuclear wastes, a problem which has not been solved responsibly.
Even if the nuclear fuel cycle did not consume fossil fuel, which it does, the amount
of green house gases from power plants is tiny compared to what comes from
vehicles and from heating. Nukes
are no solution to global warming.
The nuclear industry has been the biggest enemy of alternative energy sources.
Their lobbying starved these better sources of funds to rake in their own multi-billion dollar subsidies.
This made their prophecies of renewable energy inadequacy a self fulfilling prophecy.
If alternatives had received the moral equivalent of nuclear boondoggles and
fuel tax breaks we would have had a cleaner renewable energy economy long ago.
The nuclear industry lied under oath about how much energy we actually get from uranium.
Their claims of net energy yield violate the second law of thermodynamics.
Their specifications for the transportation of nuclear wastes violate the law of conservation
energy. Rigged tests were used to
convince the unwary that unsafe
are perfectly O.K.
They lied about the casualties caused by nuclear accidents. Thousands of victims of the
Mile Island accident were denied their day in court in a corrupt miscarriage
They lied about the effect of the Chernobyl accident in the Soviet Union.
More than 2 million people in the Ukraine have been treated for radiation illness.
Only 20 per cent of the children in Belraus are healthy. Ukrainian officials
that 7 million people throughout the former Soviet Union have suffered.
A single accident can cause a trillion dollar disaster. The industry will be excused.
The Price Anderson Act abolishes everyone’s property rights to protect the property
rights of nuclear utilities. No other energy source requires a Price Anderson Act.
insists on renewing this Act.
Bush has deregulated the transportation of low level but highly toxic nuclear wastes.
is pushing to put these poisons
in ordinary garbage dumps.
Now, the Bush Administration wants to pay half the cost of new nuclear plant designs
which are arguably less safe than the unsafe ones we already have.
They feature a design that can produce the kind of carbon fire that Chernobyl did.
want to eliminate
enclosures to save costs.
Congress is about to ram through what that king of no-bid contracts
decided, in his secret energy
The fraud and deceit of Enron is amateurish, compared to business
usual in the nuclear
lot of smart people have been taken in by nuclear disinformation.
We need a responsible and intelligent energy policy, not like what is
being rushed through right now based on massive disinformation.
twice about the nuclear option…you bet!
J. Goodman, P.E, M.S.M.E.
of “Asleep at the Geiger Counter” published by Blue Dolphin, Inc.