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Old 30.07.2012, 12:15
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Re: World's largest hydropower project goes fully operational ( China )

Nuclear power is the only realistic way, currently, to meet future power demands. Fast breeder reactors convert readily available U-238 or Thorium-232 to fissionable Uranium - producing more than they consume of U-235. Thorium reactors may be the way forward. Of course, the holy grail is fusion. But that's been twenty years away for a long time...

The amount of waste is really very very small - but there's an irrational fear of radioactivity, coupled with a very rational distrust of politicians. Looking at it objectively, nuclear power is the cleanest source of energy we have - certainly very low in carbon emissions. Greenies should, in fact, be in favour of it, but there's been too much politics and investment in being anti-nuclear because of nuclear weapons for that to happen anytime soon.
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