DailyDirt: Taking Another Look At Nuclear Energy...

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Nuclear energy has been around for decades, but its safety and the safety of its radioactive waste have always been a political nightmare. Still, some researchers have been redesigning nuclear reactors to make them safer in many ways, but these newer designs have yet to be scaled up and used commercially. Maybe someday nuclear technology will be ubiquitous, but it'll likely take a long time before anyone is willing to embrace fission/fusion energy that doesn't come from the Sun. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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    Wolfy, 21 May 2013 @ 3:13am

    Where something can go wrong, it usually will. Look at Japan. Someone "liberated" the gas for the backup generators (or it just wasn't there to begin with). Then there was an earthquake. The dice were cast right there. The tsunami was just icing on the cake. #3 is right, humans will always find a way to screw things up, either deliberately (Shoddy workmanship, cutting corners for extra profit... what American company would do that?!?) or by a gazillion ways accidentally... use your imagination. I'll be you could come up with a couple ways a nuc. plant could be compromised.

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