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[cdn-nucl-l] The Future of Nuclear Power
Current nuclear weapons proliferators prefer to separate U-235 from uranium
(because its much easier to handle than plutonium).
This has nothing to do with nuclear power, but this argument will not sway
anyone who is an anti-nuke. Their minds are made up.
----- Original Message -----
From: "WILLIAMS Brent(B) - BRUCE POWER" <Brent.Williams@brucepower.com>
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2007 9:14 AM
Subject: [cdn-nucl-l] RE: The Future of Nuclear Power
> Quote: "I recently had a discussion with a politician about nuclear power
> via email. He found my responses totally unbelievable, and broke off the
> exchange. I wasn't telling him what he wanted to hear, i.e. what he senses
> will get votes."
> This constitutes a failure for nuclear in Canada, regardless of how
> closed this politician is. We need to phrase the solution in such a way
> that the benefit to his voters is communicated in such a way that he
> understands. I have seen this done.
> We desperately need to develop methods of communicating that penetrate
> organizations that we will need to work with.
> These methods exist, and can be as simple as understanding the motivating
> goals of the organizations and people therein.
> In my recent experience, the top three reasons for being opposed to
> nuclear are used fuel disposal, cost and safety [including weapons
> proliferation]. Fuel disposal, cost and research / medical / power
> applications safety are best dealt with by understanding the numbers, and
> being knowledgeable in the relevant numbers for non-nuclear options.
> Casting nuclear as part of a balanced energy mix is a hard argument to
> From a weapons proliferation discussion standpoint, the most effective
> arguments I have seen involve asking the opponent to please identify any
> single technology that has not been directly or indirectly developed from
> weapons, or else can not be used to develop weapons. This one gets into
> dangerous water, so if you have effective arguments in this vein, please
> let me know.
> Brent Williams
> Canadian National Representative
> North American Young Generation in Nuclear (www.na-ygn.org)