I don’t have a problem with nuclear power. The danger is so huge that the regulations are very very strict and accidents are rare.
No one will forget they’re running a nuclear reactor. Can’t forget Chernobyl.
Ultimate solution? No. But is viable and current. Waste is compact and potentially removable from the planet.
Now, I don’t know if it’s comparable, but I remember reading about an Italian nuclear testing facility from the 1950s. What did they do when they were done with it?
They put dirt over it, planted trees and made it a public park.
Not to say it’s comparable because it’s probably not and I haven’t done my research.
I just found it interesting.
I was raised in NJ – Roselle Park smile emoticon I worked for JCP&L for a year or so as a temp and my job was putting engineering drawings into Autocad… even though I didn’t know autocad. Way underpaid. Anyway, that was like ’94.
But one of the plans I got to put into autocad was a nuclear power plant in Forked River, NJ that I guess they never built.
It was _very cool_ seeing the faded white on crumbling blue paper and not really understanding what I was looking at.
Spent most of my time goofing off though.