Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Nuke proponents should take some waste home

I am responding to Jim Hightower’s column, “A toxic firm gets help from toxic politics,” (AC-T, June 26). Will any cheerleader for nuclear power please tell the U.S. Department of Energy that “Since nuclear power is clean and inherently safe, I can put some of the waste under my bed. This way I will help solve the nuclear waste problem?”

Since, however, the waste from making electricity will remain radioactive and therefore hazardous for hundreds of thousands of years, obviously this is no solution.

Peter Fox Sipp, Asheville

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