Monday, February 1, 2010

More Nukes

One of the reasons that I did not vote for President Obama was his stance on our energy issues, specifically the nuclear power issue. He had listed in his positions that he did not support more nuclear power plants, which I think is a mistake. It’s not a litmus test, but one of the many items I think is important.

However he recently asked Congress to pass a bill that included a call for more “clean, nuclear power plants. I think that’s great, and it’s something we need to do.

Having worked in a plant, I appreciate the dangers and issues of waste. However we can, and have, stored waste off for some time at various plants. In addition, I tend to favor above ground, protected, but monitored storage as opposed to putting it under ground and forgetting about it.

I don’t think we should go completely nuclear, but I think that having more plants, maybe even 1 per state or more, would drastically change the amount of fossil fuels we burn.

And support a few more computers :)

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