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As a nuclear worker myself, my biggest concern is that our pundits, politicians and experts generally have little grasp of the real world of nuclear energy. It's far different than what most imagine - not better or worse, just different. If we are going to choose the best energy future it would be a good idea to first understand the energy present. A painless and entertaining way to get an introduction to modern large scale electricity production is via my technothriler novel "Rad Decision", which is available at no cost to readers at http://RadDecision.blogspot.com . It is also in paperback at online retailers (from which I get no royalties). Reader reviews can be found in the homepage comments.

Posted by James Aach at September 13, 2007 11:17 PM

You say:every power source we've utilized since the Industrial Revolution "isn't viable" since they've all had some sort of waste product. True, nevertheless the halflifr of prutonium is 24,000 years demanding a costly hiarachy of guardians literally forever. Not calculated in the cost of power...neither is the cost of hundreds of sites of left over mill tailings left behind from uranium mining which congress finally demands have to cleaned up starting with the first $ 9 billion.... Nuclear Power is neither clean, cheap or safe.

Posted by Frieda Berryhill at November 13, 2007 04:12 PM

Fusion Power ? Absolutly!!!! We are just not there yet. Europe is leading the way here.
http://www.iter.org/
Until then, its Wind Solar gas...etc.

Posted by Frieda Berryhill at November 13, 2007 05:00 PM