posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 09:22 PM
expert11, thanks man. last point on this. IMO U.K., Germany, and France have proven that nuclear reactors for electricl power generation is as safe as
generating it via coal or oil.
Hell in Texas, we have had not 1 but I believe over the course of the 20th century we had 3 catastrophic fire/explosions at oil processing facilities
in the Houston/Texas City area.
Coal, not much better, had to look this one up, I'm not from a coal state...but in 1907 362 men and boys died in a W. Virginia coal dust explosion in
a coal mine. And still to this date an avg. of 93 persons die a year in the coal mining industry.
So my point is I believe that ole walnut about nuclear power
not being safe and reliable does not hold water anymore.
So, I guess I'm lost in the why does NZ stick with this policy?...the west coast does not have and endless supply of coal! start working on apolicy
now or once again it will be the rate-payers that feel the pain and foot the bill for the foot dragging.