how do the opponents of nuclear power think our sun and stars generate their energy, which dictates our natural environment, if not from nuclear fusion?Now anyone with a basic knowledge of Leaving Cert Physics knows the difference between Nuclear Fission and Nuclear Fusion. Also I think most environmentalists would be in favor of Nuclear Fusion. Alas Fusion as a source of energy is very much in the experimental phase. With many thinking that it may never work. Nuclear Fission is a totally different concept. Other points
Roche made a big deal of this the other day. He is tapping into a deep fear that we all have about being contaminated by proximity to nuclear waste - which, incidentally, can be buried easily - again because of the efficiency of the process in the first place.Buried easily my arse. The British estimate that it will take up to 50 years to build a proper facility. And the American's facility is also highly controversial and going to cost between 50 -100 billion. Not what I would say is easy.
Now I think that Nuclear is quiet safe and new technologies like Pebble Bed reactors are great. But simply put Nuclear doesn't make sense for so many more reasons. Surely David being an economist could write a good piece purely on the economics of Nuclear. Instead of dancing around the issue to go on about the greens.
Here is my take on Nuclear.