So far, the 40-year-old technology in Japan seems to be holding, despite an 8.9 earthquake and a tsunami. Newer designs are even inherently safer, especially if we build them in areas away from major fault lines.
They should also explain where the energy is going to come from if we can’t drill for oil, can’t burn coal, can’t dam streams, can’t put windmills where they might spoil a Kennedy’s view, and can’t build nukes. Vague allusions to “green power” don’t count...
Reader Andrew Medina says we’re lucky to face nuclear-plant problems, because if the tsunami had hit a solar farm instead, “10,000’s of Lbs of lead and cadmium telluride would have been swept into the Sea of Japan poisoning just about everything.”
Monday, March 14, 2011
Of Course I Still Support Nuclear Power
Gotta love these snippets from an Instapundit post: