Originally Posted by hardeeharhar
But there are CO2 emissions from the extraction and processing of fuel prior to use in a reactor, there are CO2 emissions from the perpetual need to store the waste products afterwards. Nuclear is even less sustainable than coal...
Here is a little more info before you all start bashing me.
•\tTwo 1MWe power stations, one nuclear, one coal
•\tStations need 27 tons of uranium fuel (200 tons of U3O8), 3.3 million tons of black coal annually
•\tNuclear waste is 3% of the 27 tons, treated by the supplier at its cost
•\tCoal waste is 7 million tons of CO2, 200,000 tons SO2, plus toxins in ash
•\tNuclear industry saves 2.4 billion tons of coal waste pa. Coal plants still emit 7 billion tons pa
SAFETY: Coal plant deaths 6,400; Hydro 4,000; Natural Gas 1,400; Nuclear 31 in 13,000 reactor-years
And I forgt something. Just think of thousands of high paying jobs that would be created. Talk about a boost for the economic future of the country and the world for that matter.