Sunday, September 24, 2006

Thanks for asking, but no thanks

My favorite Milwaukee daily asks: Is it time to lift nuclear ban?

No, it's not.

Not until there is some safe way to handle and store the deadly waste those plants produce, which is so potent it needs to be kept out of the environment for 250,000 years -- give or take a few.

Every day, the plants we already have keep producing more of the highly radioactive waste, and we keep stockpiling it.

Twenty-five years ago, when Wisconsin was considering a moratorium on nuclear plant construction, the industry said the solution to the waste problem was just around the corner. Now, they say it's just around the next corner.

Is it time to lift the ban? Not on your life.


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