Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Seed's Nuclear Crib Sheet


For those of you who would like a simple primer on nuclear energy, check out Seed's Nuclear Crib Sheet, available as a GIF or a PDF.

And be sure to bookmark a story from their archives on environmentalists who have changed their minds on nuclear energy -- also available as a podcast.

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3 comments:

gunter said...

A tear-able tool for the 21st Century, indeed.

gunter

gunter said...

A tear-able tool for the 21st Century, indeed.

gunter

Paul Primavera said...

Paul Gunter,

You just lose credibility when you issue such statements as ‘tear-able’. You ruin every good thing you are trying to accomplish. An example is the following statement that you made in your June 19th testimony before the House subcommittee on NRC oversight which I basically agree with (but perhaps I am wrong again):

“The public became acutely aware with the discovery of the severely corroded hole-in-the-head of the Davis-Besse reactor pressure vessel that a lack of-greater-than-Green finding under the new Reactor Oversight Process does not necessarily equate to an assurance of safety. In fact, disturbing photographic evidence of extensive corrosion was available to the NRC oversight process when the reactor was allowed to restart in April 2000, the same month that the new ROP was initiated.… In view of such public safety concerns, an effective Reactor Oversight Process should not set the bar so high for the burden of proof of a safety problem to be beyond the reach of timely regulatory action so as to first consider the financial interests of an operator. The tendency for NRC to overlook significant safety warnings signs under the current ROP remains a concern to the public interest community today.”

Com’on, Paul, WORK for the public interest, NOT against nuclear power. Yes, be a thorn in the side of the utilities and prick the consciences of the business executives, but do NOT damn the future of American energy self-sufficiency by blanket, propagandistic condemnation of all things nuclear (or all things NEI).