Sunday, March 19, 2006

Nuclear Energy - Where are we?

As Nuclear Energy is the latest buzz world in Politics and Policy Affairs, the public debate needs to open. The article by Ken Silverstein is one such excellent article. Below is the link.

http://www.garp.com/risknews/newsfeed.asp?Category=6&MyFile=2006-03-16-12452.html

As the article presents, the entire debate is essentially around 3 points:
- waste management (still unresolved issue in the end)
- risk (we may have progressed here to contain any accident risk, but needs more confirmation and validation)
- return on investment (since construction cost to manage waste and to make things really risk free increases the final price tag; ROI is still not that favorable until costs of other energy sources - direct and environmental costs - increase dramatically).

The article is worth reading and hopefully there will be more public discourse about this important matter.

Umesh Patil
San Jose, CA 95111
March 19, 2006.

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