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Americans Favor Moratorium On New Nuclear Reactors 964

An anonymous reader writes "While a drop in public support for nuclear power would be expected after an incident like the Fukushima reactor crisis, the nuclear disaster in Japan has triggered a much stronger response among Americans. When Japan — the nation that President Obama held up as an example of safe nuclear power being used on a large-scale basis — is unable to effectively control its considerable downside, Americans are understandably leery about the same technology being used even more extensively in this nation. And safety concerns about the existing nuclear plants also deserve serious attention."
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Americans Favor Moratorium On New Nuclear Reactors

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  • by Rollgunner ( 630808 ) on Monday March 28, 2011 @08:33AM (#35637426)
    I just got a postcard from 2211, They said to go with solar when we can... all the wind farms permanently damaged the jetstream and now the equator is 180 farenheit and the poles are -200.

    Until we get the solar thing figured out, they recommend nuclear power; just try not to use 40-year-old reactors that are built on the ocean and within 150 miles of a major faultline.
  • by Tolkien ( 664315 ) on Monday March 28, 2011 @11:29AM (#35640112) Journal
    While Canada may be considering nuclear power itself, please keep American plants away from Canadian borders. Feel free to build them in Texas though, a nuclear disaster should have no noticeable effect on the collective IQ of American citizenry, while being extremely beneficial to the American political, educational and judicial systems. Okay this is going a bit far, but c'mon! Heck, just build it near one of the many prisons that have a "death row", kill two birds with one stone so to speak.

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." -- Will Rogers