Wednesday, October 15, 2008

One out of every ten light bulbs in America is now being lit by a former Soviet weapon!

It says so right here.


Actually, this is an article about the safe and sane use of nuclear power. It is a very compelling argument, with more detail than is normally found, and lay-friendly to boot.

To cut to the chase, anticipating your "But...but...but...!", a snippet:

All of France’s nuclear waste from 25 years of producing 75 percent of its electricity is stored beneath the floor of one room at Le Hague. The lifetime output for each French citizen would fit in a soda can. That’s what the incredible energy density of nuclear power can do for the environment.
If you want to see what it'll take to provide America with sufficient electricity to continue to have the world's strongest economy, as well as a cool comparison between nuclear and every other known source of large-scale energy production, read the article.

4 comments:

Evan said...

I read this one this morning and though "I should blog this". Looks like you beat me to it.

There was a time (long before my time) when the atom was going to power America into a clean, bright future of translucent plastic and brushed stainless steel.

The second part of that came true, but we're still waiting on the first, and as the article makes very clear, for no good reason.

Bruce Gee said...

You should blog it. You have a wider and different readership than I have, and it would be good to try to get the word out.

elephantschild said...

Way cool.

Thanks for the head's up, guys.

Cindy Ramos said...

Mark me down as a PIMBY - please in my backyard! I grew up within ten miles of two nuclear power plants. My dad worked his whole career at one of them, and I worked summer jobs there. I've been inside the containment building and seen the reactor. (No, I didn't touch anything.)

I'm no scientist, by my dad is, and this article sounds just like what he has always said about nuclear power. Now if only we could cure the general public of ignorance and irrational fear, wouldn't the world be a better place?