March 14, 2011

On the risks posed by all forms of power generation.

All of our energy sources, all of our options, have dangers, have risks, inherent to their existence. Look at the deaths due to coal mine disasters. That's all in the name of fulfilling our energy needs. Natural gas explosions. Even the occasional oil rig explosion. The occasional oil tanker, springing a leak. And in the context of all this, nuclear really is our safest option in the long term, especially with newer technologies. These Japanese reactors are over forty years old. And they didn't fail because of them being inherently flawed.