http://www.nirs.org/falsepromises.pdf (article quotes) "Reactors remain dangerous; catastrophic accidents can and likely will occur... " "Subsequent inspections from 2000 through 2002 revealed that a substantially large number of reactor operators ignored their agreed-upon Corrective Action Programs. Instead many operators substituted unapproved and largely unanalyzed “operator manual actions” rather than fix the bogus fire barriers..." " The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has documented nearly 200 “near misses” to serious reactor accidents in the US since 1986, eight of which involved a risk of a core meltdown that was greater than one in 1,000." The deceit of the nuclear industry is exposed in the "False Promises" expose.
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The "New Nuclear Bomb," NUCLEAR POWER, is as economically dangerous as a nuclear weapon to our economy, it is supported by alledgedly intelligent people. Unfortunately many of those people who support the "new bomb" apparently seem to be lacking good sense and veracity. Nuclear Power is not sustainable energy nor is it clean, safe or cheap, those that say it is clean, safe and cheap are simply not telling the truth. In the world of Nuclear Surety, this claim raises questions as to the reliability of those who support nuclear power with their false claims. ( "Long standing reactor safety violations go without NRC enforcement." http://www.nirs.org/falsepromises.pdf ) Nuclear power supporters have developed a massive propaganda campaign attempting to hide the dangers and the costs of nuclear power.
"Why? In a word, cost. Many other technologies can deliver more low-carbon power at far less cost. As a 2003 MIT study, "The Future of Nuclear Energy," concluded: "The prospects for nuclear energy as an option are limited" by many "unresolved problems," of which "high relative cost" is only one. Others include environment, safety and health issues, nuclear proliferation concerns, and the challenge of long-term waste management. "
"Since new nuclear power now costs more than double what the MIT report assumed -- three times what the Economist called "too costly to matter" -- let me focus solely on the unresolved problem of cost. While safety, proliferation and waste issues get most of the publicity, nuclear plants have become so expensive that cost overwhelms the other problems. "