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Is Nuclear Fuel The Answer To Our Money Problems?

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Many of us are wondering how we are going to pay for our fuel if the energy prices continue to rise at the current rates. People are already struggling financially and debt levels are at an all-time high, so any increase in basic living costs could push

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 8:02 am
Nuclear energy might not be the best answer, but it's an answer that's helping. Personally, I think the benefits outweigh the risk.

Tim C (2420)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 8:28 am

Jane K (10)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 8:53 am
I have to disagree. As long as humans are running the plants there will be mistakes and the results are just too horrible and long lasting to take a chance on. Ask the people who were near Fukushima and Chernobyl if they think nuclear is the way to go. Even if there are few problems we must deal with the nuclear waste . Do you want it burried near you ? I sure don't and it will be radioactive and extremely danderous for thousands of years, if any gets out after earth quakes or other disasters well then we have poisoned ourselves and future generations. What is the cost of that ?

Hartson Doak (39)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 12:50 pm
Nuclear fission is NOT any answer to the power needs of ANY nation. Having worked in the industry as a quality control inspector, I am aware of the short cuts that were made in the three plants that I worked in. When I addressed these issues, they were swept under the carpet. I am sure that any nuclear power plant built has the same issues that I experienced in the US. They are dangerous and all should be shut down before the next Fukushima happens.

. (0)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 3:06 pm
What does it cost to build one of those monstrosities? Has an environmental study ever been made of the effects of the smoke they belch out per day?All I know is, at the end of the day, the sky is purple.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 4:19 pm

Ray M (0)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 4:46 pm
I hope not. Anything nuclear is unsafe and bad for our environment. Ban it all.

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 5:36 pm
Nuclear energy is a very short sighted quasi-solution(the pollution is long term, very, very, very long) to a long term problem.

All our research dollars need to be going into nuclear fusion. This IS the only REAL solution for all energy needs. Best of all? It is completely, totally clean. Unfortunately, this is by no means an easy task. It has been studied since the early 50's with no real, confirmable, reliably repeatable progress.

It is essentially producing the heat of the Sun in a controlled condition. By no means an easy task.

The sun is not solid, liquid or gas physical state, it is in its own state of being-Plasma(no, not blood).

greenplanet e (155)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 8:44 pm
I don't think nuclear fission is very safe, and there is the problem of DU and weapons.

Carol H (229)
Monday February 25, 2013, 1:18 pm
no nukes!!!

Klaus Peters (14)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 3:57 am
Definitely not the way to go, it is shortsighted, dangerous and unreliable. We will live with the waste forever and future generations will hate us for this. Accidents like Chernobyl and Fukushima will not be the last ones. Eventually there will be no place on earth where we can hide from nuclear radiation and waste.

Elizabeth M (65)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 2:39 pm
Noted. Nuclear power if not the way to go, in my opinion.
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