posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 10:49 PM
reply to post by loam
I want to share a word with you that my son gave me from Wikipedia: Externality.
It is a great word, and describes cost/benefit in a new way. The overall costs of producing toxic wastes
would make energy production from nuclear plants prohibitively expensive. Of course, since the companies make millions selling the energy, they want
to do it as inexpensively as possible to swell profits. Therefore,
safety factors are a non-issue. Even though eventually, like coal mines, like the BP spill, like fracking, like Fukushima, there are going to be
consequences in terms of the environment as well as the health of
the individuals who are affected. Of course most governments all agree there is no downside to radioactive plants. The tax payer gets to pay for the
environmental damage, as well as peoples' health problems. Unless of course, there is no national healthcare system. And, the Lord forbid we ever,
ever think about taxing these
multimillionaires, or multibillionaires. The Rip Off Republicans are all about plundering the environment unsafely and selling the product, and making
you pay for the damage. We should ask them to MAN UP - and accept
the consequences of their reckless disregard for the natural infrastructure that supports us. They want us to
accept this situation? They play - we pay: TWICE.