McCain Wants To Build 45 Nuclear Plants @ $315 Billion ~ In His Own State :-)
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 3:34:38 PM
This is clearly McCain Change
Going backwards ~ more of the same
The French nuclear power stations - the one's McCain always talks about - are leaking waste into the ground water. Around the German nuclear power - there is a cancer cluster. Perhaps if McCain is so comfortable with nuclear power - why doesn't he build all 45 of them in his own state and then see that his nuclear generated electricity is piped to a connecting grid to be sent throughout the US so that everyone can use.
It might be a lot cheaper - to put solar panels connected to the grid on every house - in the warmer states - that way these houses can become a part of the power grid - people who have this setup have reported paying as little as $5.00 /month on electricity bills.
One solution and no nuclear waste to get rid of.
John McCain's plan to revive the U.S. nuclear power industry with 45 new reactors may cost $315 billion, with taxpayers bearing much of the financial risk.
The Republican presidential nominee wants the plants built in time to help the U.S. meet a 29 percent increase in electricity demand by 2030. Industry estimates put their cost at $7 billion each. Barack Obama, McCain's Democratic opponent, is less specific about his plans, saying he wants to ``find ways to safely harness nuclear power.''
Global warming and the rising cost of fossil fuels have boosted chances that atomic energy will supply more U.S. electricity. Public concerns remain about reactor safety and disposing of waste that stays hazardous for millennia. Investment bankers, citing the industry's cost overruns in the 1980s, say they won't finance its long-sought ``nuclear renaissance'' without federal backing.
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