Friday, March 6, 2009
Nuclear Power Economics: More Toxic Waste
Environmentalists have opposed nuclear power for the same reasons for fifty years: it's far too expensive, it's dangerous (and even more dangerous to have tons of radioactive material loose in the world today) and we still don't have any place to put the waste. "Yeah but" has always been the response from The New York Times to the Nuclear Energy Institute, "smart people will figure this out." Fifty years later and we still have no place to put the waste, and that was reported in today's Times. Actually, it's not dim, it's nonexistent. The economic meltdown may be the final blow to this utterly worthless industry that has lived on the government dole since its inception.