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Old 10-26-2018, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Shodan View Post

Being anti-nuclear is being anti-science just as much as any other kind.

Being anti-nuclear because you think nuclear power plants might explode like big bombs is anti-science and also stupid.
But being anti-nuclear because you don't think there is an adequate safety margin, or that all failure modes aren't being considered, or because you think nuclear power companies are cutting corners are matters of engineering. That's a lot more debatable than the science at this point.
I think we should remove the profit motive and give plants more funding to make sure they are engineered correctly. Then I'd feel better about them.