Author Topic: Addressing climate change  (Read 7615 times)

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Offline Granny

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Re: Addressing climate change
« Reply #60 on: May 26, 2019, 10:42:16 am »
Just excuses to "kick the can down the road" while playing lip service to the notion that we need nuclear. We know how to build reliable nuclear plants today. There is no reason not to keep building the current generation plants if CO2 free energy is a priority. If it is not a priority then your position makes sense.

Now you're lobbying for nuclear. Hmmm ...
First, the upstream (uranium mining) and downstream (nuclear waste) environmental costs of nuclear have yet to be figured into its real costs.
Secondly, nuclear is largely a south-central Ontario issue: we're the ones sitting on a fault line surrounded by nuclear facilities.
https://www.google.com/search?q=nuclear+power+plants+in+canada&oq=nuc&aqs=chrome.0.69i59l2j69i60j69i57j0.3875j0j7&client=ms-android-bell-ca&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#istate=lrl:mlt
BTW ... those are only the major facilities. I am aware of at least one smaller nuclear reactor not listed that serves nuclear medicine's needs.

When the sh!t is really going down as Mother Earth storms and rumbles and shakes to throw off the invasive human activities that compromise her existence, it will be us who suffer the consequences first and most.

We don't build nuclear facilities to withstand extreme geological and weather conditions.
Building more nuclear now is foolhardy. Even maintaining the ones we have is foolish, but winding them down has its own issues too - e.g. buried nuclear waste on the shore of a Great Lake is a huge danger in cataclysmic circumstances.