Yet Obama and his new Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, want to continue using nuclear power? Is this beyond ludicrous? What is even more insane is that Ernie Moniz is not only pro-nuclear, but he is also pro-fracking! If you know anything about Hydraulic Fracturing, you are aware that the process is extremely wasteful of valuable resources like drinking water. It is also extremely toxic and cancer-causing as documented in two of my blog entries. One of the more recent entries lists all poisonous chemicals and compounds in Hydraulic Fracturing or Fracking. The oligarchs and their corporate clowns have already drilled over 65,000 Hydraulic Fracking wells! Will they not stop until the entire U.S. is nothing more than the toxic waste dump it is quickly turning into?!
Wolf Richter www.testosteronepit.com
Engineers around the world have done a great job developing nuclear technologies to serve mankind’s many endeavors: medical devices, power generators, naval propulsion systems, or the most formidable weapons ever built, so formidable that they could largely wipe out mankind and its many endeavors.
However, engineers haven’t figured out yet what to do with the highly radioactive and toxic materials nuclear technologies leave behind. They leak through corroded containers, contaminate soil, water, and air, and after decades, we try to deal with them somehow, but mainly we’re shuffling that problem to the next generation. The enormous sums coming due over time were never included in the original costs. We’re not even talking about an accident, like Fukushima, whose costs will likely reach $1 trillion, but about maintenance and cleanup.
For example, the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State, the largest, most daunting environmental cleanup project in the…
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