[ExI] Are mini nuclear power stations the way forward?

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 03:05:23 UTC 2011

On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 6:02 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> Regardless of the outcome at this point, the Japan nukes have scared people;
> scared people scare investors, and scared investors look elsewhere to
> invest.  Nuclear power, including safer nuke technology, has been given a
> death blow.

Everything happens in cycles.  So we spend a miserable 10-20 years
winding up really big springs and other such silliness in fear of what
might go wrong with more complicated "high tech."  Then someone will
remember that nuclear provided a considerable amount of inexpensive
power and the public will have collectively forgotten the danger.
Given the choice of $8 per gallon dino juice (or chunks) because we're
burning it for lights (and computers, etc.) vs letting 'someone'
babysit a 'newer and much safer' reactor... I doubt many of us would
spend much time making that decision.

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