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Your Opinion: Why risk nuclear?

Your Opinion: Why risk nuclear?

April 14th, 2019 in Opinion

Dale Reichel


Dear Editor:

May I respond one more time please? After reading Mr. Otto's April 4 letter in the Tribune on nuclear energy again, his comments sort of back what I said in my letter.

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Ignoring safety protocols, poorly designed facilities, violations of NRC rules, backup walls too low, etc. Why risk it? All these things could keep happening again or worse!

Who wants to risk cancer?

People lie, governments lie. Just look at our present government. Why risk it? A nuclear disaster could effect millions of people! There are alternatives, we all know, and less costly. Why risk it? Who is going to pay?

"After 50 years of nuclear power the record is pretty good." Well, pretty good isn't good enough. You need perfect when it comes to nuclear. That probably isn't going to happen.

Let's use God's wind and sun.