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Re: [cdn-nucl-l] Economic case for new nuclear reactors
Jerry Cuttler wrote:
> Does social acceptance trump economics?
> To achieve social acceptance, myths have to be exposed and compared to
> reality -- not an easy task.
This task is especially difficult when there is a continued conspiracy
of silence about the benefits of fission.
Consider this newspaper article:
Bush sees technology as fix for global warming
For a newspaper account of the issues, the above article is not
terrible. It describes the problem, some aspects of the controversy,
and some of the proposed solutions.
There is not one hint in the entire article about nuclear energy
having a role in the solution. Not a whisper.
Now consider this report:
The Future of Nuclear Power
This report states:
"Public acceptance will also be critical to expansion of nuclear
power. Our survey results show that the public does not yet see
nuclear power as a way to address global warming, suggesting that
further public education may be necessary."
So, as I see it the public relations departments in AECL and other
interested organizations have to really wake up. Reports that do not
mention the nuclear option cannot be left unchallenged - that amounts
to agreeing with the omission.
I mean, come on you guys and gals. I am pumping out several emails
daily targeting everyone I can imagine who needs to know about the
benefits of fission. What I would like to know is where is the hired
help? If anyone knows any of these dudes perhaps this note could be
passed on to them. I mean, it would be a shame to interrupt their
solitaire session, but perhaps they could be stirred to write a few
Randal Leavitt gnupg public key: bbbad04d
Registered User 267646 at http://counter.li.org/