Time to Phase Out Nuclear Power Plants

September 11, 2012


 

The Great Lakes are a gift of Ice Age glaciers that melted leaving their freshwater thousands of years ago.  Since we do not expect another Ice Age in the near future, we should take care of this tremendous freshwater gift.

 

If a there should be a major problem at a nuclear power plant that spewed or leaked radiation into the air, water and soil, our freshwater system would be contaminated and the radiation taken up in Great Lakes food chains. We would be at risk.  There is too much at stake.

 

Nuclear power plants are not insured.  The government would be obliged to pick up the bill for damages to property.  Isn’t it about time to phase out the 37 aging nuclear power plants in the Great Lakes basin?  We have been lucky so far.  But as time goes on, the risk grows.

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