Nuclear Power Can’t Be a Solution to Global Warming Precisely because of Global Warming

Large storms like Sandy show the vulnerability of nuclear power plants to weather events.   With global warming nuclear reactors are having trouble staying cool.  They continue to cause significant thermal pollution.

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Nuclear Power Can’t Be a Solution to Global Warming Precisely because of Global Warming DISSIDENT VOICE Extreme Weather Events Multiply Existing Risks and Vulnerabilities of Nuclear Power: From Natural Disasters to Nuclear Disasters?by Jo-Shing Yang / February 7th, 2009 A new dawn is coming for nuclear power.

This week, America found out that President Obama’s economic stimulus plan includes a $50 billion loan guarantee for nuclear power plants in the Senate version. Nuclear power is about to be revived from its political and public-opinion grave to enjoy a “green renaissance,” now with 35 new nuclear reactors being planned. This lethally radioactive zombie is about to get an extreme makeover with the cosmetics of combating global warming, achieving environmental stewardship, deepening economic prosperity, and attaining energy independence..

Then it will get a new name: the new green energy. The irony is that while nuclear proponents cite global warming as the key…

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