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There are plenty of issues with nuclear power

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Posted: Saturday, February 2, 2013 12:00 am

I don't think anyone should even try to compare nuclear power with clean solar and wind.

The cost is $80 billion for one nuclear plant, and we have 104 nuclear plants in the United States. We then have to feed them uranium, at least until they blow up or have to be closed down. And every day they get older, with more problems — and where is all that uranium coming from, the drug store?

We have to find uranium, mine it and process it to be able to use it in a reactor. These three costs make nuclear power a bad thing.

Ed Walters, News-Sentinel letter writer and commentor, said nuclear is clean and not a fossil fuel — wrong. Have you seen the mess uranium mining makes? They mine for coal and do a better job — and it's not good. Ask Japan how safe and clean nuclear is. Radioactive materials are still running into our ocean. They are dealing with radioactive issues, radiation sickness, and lost land and homes for 1,000 years.

Don't even start me on nuclear waste; that's a whole other letter.

The problems with nuclear energy are just starting.

Gary Kries


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