American Footprint says:
As I understand it, nuclear power is expensive, but a lot of this has to do with the fact that no nuke plants have been built in the past 25 years and a lot of old hippies are unduly alarmist about nuclear waste.
Yeah, those old hippies. Just so alarmist about how to take care of nuclear waste for the next thousand years. How silly.
And how powerful. Just think of it: a bunch of pot-smoking hippies stopped an entire billion-dollar industry. Probably just blew smoke in the face of the NRC. Would that it were so.
Seriously, I'd love to believe that nuclear power was practical but that pesky issue of what to do with the nuclear garbage is a real one and nobody seems to have a clue about how to solve it. We can't seem to come up with reasonable plans to "dispose" (i.e. safeguard for thousands of years) of the stuff we already have. To expand our nuclear capability without a real answer to that waste problem seems fairly radical.