Mr. Edo, let’s put some facts together the ‘anti-nuclear cult’ either doesn’t understand or won’t acknowledge:
· The radiation leakage from each Nuclear Reactor is insignificant compared to average exposure to X-Rays, CT Scan’s and natural Radon gas. Refer to EPA data on natural and manmade radiation risks. If the health hazardous truly led to 10,000’s of annual deaths, why hasn’t this issue become a regulatory priority of the EPA or NRC?
· The greatest health hazards to most Developed Countries’ populations are lifestyle decisions, including smoking (and the-to-be included recent e-cigarettes and recreation ‘weed’ consumptions), obesity, diet (high sugar, cholesterol, fats, etc.), lack of exercise, alcohol, drugs, etc. Refer to CDC data on the greatest health risks.
· Carbon-14 has been produced naturally by cosmic radiation in the stratosphere since the beginning of the Earth. It is found everywhere and throughout history; i.e. millions of years before Nuclear reactors were developed. Studies completed by the CDC find that diesel motor exhausts to be far more hazardous than C-14. Historically, most manmade C-14 has been produced by past atmospheric nuclear weapon tests then existing power plants.
· As far as water usage, if you analyzed other boiler-generation steam cycle/turbine technologies commonly found in all Coal, Natural Gas and Petroleum Power Plants, you would understand the water use of Nuclear is very similar.
· Nuclear waste is a problem statement in the U.S. primarily due to ‘political’ decisions made over the years. It begins with prohibiting ‘reprocessing’ spent fuel rods as is commonly done in many other countries. Also centralized storage has been chronically blocked at Yucca Mt. despite the need and $10’s millions of wasted investment over the years.
· And lastly, without expanded Nuclear Power the feasibility of substantially shutting down U.S. Fossil Fuels Power generation and associate carbon emissions is effectively zero. Refer to my past analyzes on this subject: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.