If nothing else, the blowout at an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico and several recent coal-mining disasters have emphasized one thing – no form of energy generation is completely safe.
Meanwhile, what’s the case against nuclear? A tritium leak at Vermont Yankee that didn’t make it off the property. A charge that intake pipes at Indian Point are killing too many fish larvae. And of course the ever-present charge that the minimal emissions from reactors are causing cancer clusters.
Patrick Moore points out the safety record of the nuclear industry in an interview with the Burlington Free Press. Better yet, David Frum says the oil industry should take a lesson from the nuclear industry in learning how to upgrade its safety record.
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