Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer

Category: Industries
Author: Helen Caldicott
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by mimixco   2019-01-15
Everyone in this post (or any other on HN) that brings up any anti-nuclear facts gets downvoted and I'm sure this comment will be no exception... but here goes.

Nuclear is not safe. Every plant has had accidents and leaks. Nuclear power is uninsurable and no insurance company will touch it. Major accidents like Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima cannot be cleaned up at all -- ever. Nuclear is not carbon neutral. Mining and processing uranium use lots of carbon-powered machines. Nuclear waste is a problem still unsolved and, IMHO, unsolvable. And nuclear is not cost effective so it relies on huge government subsidies.

Many countries are pulling away from nuclear power for these reasons.

A great resource for anyone interested in some facts about nuclear which are not widely discussed should check out Helen Caldicott's book, Nuclear Power is Not The Answer:

by mimixco   2019-01-07
I've noticed that any anti-nuclear comments on HN get downvoted. Hmmm... For my pro-nuke friends, I highly recommend "Nuclear Power is Not the Answer" by Helen Caldicott. If anyone can find fault with her research, I'd like to know about it.