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Re: [cdn-nucl-l] "The problem" of used nuclear fuel vs the problemof used tires
Jerry Cuttler wrote:
> It's interesting to compare this compelling issue---"the problem" of used
> nuclear fuel---with the problem of used tires. We are ready to spend
Added to this is the problem of cars in general. Lots of people are
killed by cars every year, yet they are thought to be safe. They are
powered by dirty engines, yet we know how to power them with clean
electric motors. They kill lots of wild animals. Even so, lots of
people want cars, so no one tries to change this.
If the nuclear power industry understood this relationship they could
do a lot to get wider public approval of nuclear power by keying it to
things that lots of people want. Electric cars might be a starting point.
An advertising campaign that compared the ways used to manage used
once fuel and the ways used to manage used once tires would be
interesting. The organization that makes the thing should be the one
that deals with it after it is used. Nuclear power does this, so why
doesn't everybody? So how do we deal with used tires then? Plasma
torches powered by nuclear reactors. The nuclear people could be the
good guys here, more green than the Greens.
The enviro-alarmist groups have made some serious policy gaffs related
to nuclear energy. They have not analyzed it correctly, and therefore
are open to significant credibility loss if someone points out that
the emperor has no clothes.
Randal Leavitt gnupg public key: bbbad04d
Registered User 267646 at http://counter.li.org/