- Aug 6, 2003
$.02Modern nuclear power plants would make very short work of coal/gas/oil/solar/wind etc. that’s the big con. The oil and gas guys don’t want nuke power to put them out of the power business so they encourage all of the irrational and vastly out of date fear of nuclear power.
terms limits for all politicians and nuclear power would solve 98% of the things we argue about on here
Look at Fukushima, how much money that cost, how many safeguards, and it still failed. Sooner or later there'll be someone with more dollars then sense in charge, they'll do the same cost-cutting, and there'll be the same consequences as Fukushima and Chernobyl.
Earthquake/Tsunami/Lahar zones are a no-go, and you're going to have to seriously consider Sandy-tier storms and F-5 tornadoes hitting the things.
Step 1 IMHO will be to take anyone with an MBA/Finance degree and stuff them feet first into a woodchipper. There can't be some business executive who lives in Malibu making decisions about a nuclear power plant in Arizona on behalf of "the shareholders". I want a nuclear engineer whose kids' cribs are on the containment structure making all the decisions.