Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Nuclear Power; does it do the trick?

[facts, only]

31 of 206 countries rely on nuclear power.

In 2000 the world counted 448 Nuclear Power Plants;
today there are 440;
eight gone.

Within the coming 15 years 150 plants will have to be closed
for security reasons or as most will reach the end of their life expectancy.

No (final) solution for the 1,000,000year-hot-waste;
old repositories already causing colossal cost;
always at the tax payers’ risk;
in summary an expensive bill of exchange on future.

The US has tried to build just one plant during the last thirty years;
public opposition killed it.

Planning and construction takes 20 odd years.
financing needs the tax payers’ money;
money by the bucket load;
public acceptance for any of the above is problematic.

What happens if we go through another tiny little Chernobyl-like incident anywhere on the globe?

Interesting trial, interesting trick!

Carpe diem!


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