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SMALL REACTORS IN EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD?

The Washington Post gets on the small nuclear reactor bandwagon today. Well, sort of.

After reminding readers of Three Mile Island and Chernobyl — and advising folks that environmentalists see nuclear proponent and Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore as a "turncoat" — the Post gets down to business.

"Today supporting nuclear power as a green alternative is quite mainstream" — thanks to President Obama and Bill Gates.  The question to build is not when, it is "where and how."

To this end, the Post conjures up the romance of small reactors — in "Any Town, U.S.A." — with a stroll past a movie theatre, the smell of fresh bread from the local bakery, all coupled with the "gentle steam plume" from the cooling tower of your local "miniature reactor that powers the quaint little burg"!

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4 Responses to “SMALL REACTORS IN EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD?”

  1. donb Says:

    Perhaps the Washington Post could have also reminded their readers that Three Mile Island harmed no one (except in the pocketbook). A mention of the natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, California last week would have been in order. A few pictures of burning and collapsed wind turbines would have been good as well.

    No energy source is risk free, but some sources (e.g., nuclear) are a whole lot less risky.

  2. donb Says:

    Perhaps the Washington Post could have also reminded their readers that Three Mile Island harmed no one (except in the pocketbook). A mention of the natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, California last week would have been in order. A few pictures of burning and collapsed wind turbines would have been good as well.

    No energy source is risk free, but some sources (e.g., nuclear) are a whole lot less risky.

  3. Frank-ly Says:

    I think Richard Nixon said that as long as they spell your name right, don’t worry about what they say about you. Then again, a chicken in every pot and a SMR in every burg is not a winning proposition.

  4. Frank-ly Says:

    I think Richard Nixon said that as long as they spell your name right, don’t worry about what they say about you. Then again, a chicken in every pot and a SMR in every burg is not a winning proposition.