Democrats: Do you support an increase in the use of nuclear power and the construction of more nuclear power plants? Why or why not (comments)? I've always wondered why Democrats of all people were more likely to oppose it.
I'm a democrat liberal as they come and I don't oppose it. Lots of government involvement regulatory oversight and monitoring and safety drills. That's why I love it. Lol.
I have also wondered that as well. I assume that some on far left will see nuclear power as a threat to true sustainable energy by prolonging our dependence on less desirable forms of power.
There are valid concerns to be found in nuclear waste disposal and the environmental damage in the case of a failure. But similar to GMOs there is some populist anti-science sentiment that fuels the true anti-nuclear power activists.
Not saying I don't agree with you, I truly don't know, but what anti-science sentiments are you referring to?
And your right about the threat to truly sustainable sources being an issue some have. That's one of my concerns, just not my biggest, so I didn't list it in my earlier post.
They just don't like nuclear power because they don't understand it, or they associate them with nuclear weapons. Most importantly, like climate or evolution deniers they use pseudoscience to "support" their arguments.
Thanks for explaining! I agree completely btw, I've heard those people spew things more than a few times.
Of course none of that is nearly as bad as why that one Texas congressman said about wind power causing global warming...
Hey I just live here! I claim no one! Most everyone else in this state is CRAZY... Not me of course ;)
Well and veritas, I'm pretty sure he's not crazy either:)
If it fails....well, that possibility makes me extremely nervous.
I support it, but I think we need to spend more resources on regulating and developing the plants and disposal better.
I don't like nuclear for a few reasons. First, I think it's irresponsible to to use it until we develop a much better and smarter way to dispose of the waste. Second, of it fails, it has catastrophic consequences i.e. Fukoshima and Chernobel.
And Three Mile Island.
I'm for nuclear power as a short-term alternative to fossil fuels. As for the waste, load it onto a nuclear missile (so we can get rid of those too) and shoot it at the sun.