Thursday, February 7, 2013

Keeping it Clean: 9 Things You May Not Know About Nuclear Power

Has Climate Change Hit Home for You?

In the past decade the United States has suffered record-breaking heat waves, wildfires, droughts, storms and floods. While no single event can be directly linked to climate change, every one of these is consistent with its models.

You Know About Greenwashing – Now We Have Nukewashing

We need to get off energy sources that emit greenhouse gasses. President Obama says he is prepared to act on climate change. Yet, in 2010 President Obama announced 18.5 billion dollars in loan guarantees for the first new nuclear reactors in the US in 30 years, and then proposed another $36 billion. It appears our President has been Nukewashed.

Nukewashing is what the industry does when it claims that nuclear energy is clean because it releases no greenhouse gasses. Ever since the partial meltdown and release of radiation at Three Mile Island in 1979, the nuclear industry has been like a long-dormant Cicada, waiting for right the time to reappear. Now some claim that nuclear power is part of the solution to Climate Change.

MORE: Keeping it Clean: 9 Things You May Not Know About Nuclear Power | We M.U.S.T.

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