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LETTER: Waste from nuclear energy can't be ignored

Call me conservative, but why, if nuclear power is so great, isn't it more prevalent?

For good reason: It's expensive and dangerous. On the other hand, wouldn't it be great to have nuclear-powered cars, and heated homes and personal nuclear armaments?

It'd be nice to fly nuclear-powered airplanes and make the Third World whole with nuclear power... it would be wonderful, but it's not. To think of fission as a form of power is atomic suicide... in any form.

Nuclear power is the mirror image of non-renewable energy. Its footprint grows exponentially to its use as opposed to renewables disappearing as they're used. Waste from nuclear can only be hidden so long before it reappears as is happening already in forgotten areas in Washington state. It's akin to the temporary day maid sweeping the dirt under the rug..... "leave it for someone else." That's our legacy to our children?

Fred Stewart

Grand Junction

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