Say No to Nukes and Clean Coal

In his first State of the Union address, President Obama called for nuclear power plants and the exploration of clean coal technologies.  He even made a reference to drilling.  I thought “drill baby drill” was the republican mantra.   Back to nukes, hey – NO NUKES.  Nuclear power plants are expensive, exceedingly so and take years to build.  Can you name a plant built in the US on time and on budget?  And they are dirty and dangerous.  Remember Three Mile Island and Chernobyl.  In the same speech,  Obama warned of the threat of nuclear weapons and pledged to work with Russia to reduce stockpiles and launchers.   So why explore nuclear power?  Spent fuel from a nuclear reactor poses a danger to the environment and could be used to make a nuclear weapon or a dirty bomb.  And clean coal?  An oxymoron if ever I heard one.  I’d rather try to power something with Oxyclean, or even oxycodone, stuff potent enough to power a medium-sized middle western city for two months.

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