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Comment Marketing Needed: Nuclear Waste is Self-Cleaning (Score 1) 415

I think the problem is that a little marketing is needed, in a good (is that possible?) way. Say for a chemical spill, and you have the best case scenario in that it is self contained, not leaking into the ground water, etc. That spill will be as toxic now, as next week, as next month, as next year, as one hundred years from now. If it's leaking allover the place, well then you're just spreading the toxins around, hopefully (as in the best case) it will dilute enough in the long run that everyone get's a little bit of cancer, etc, rather than having community cancer clusters, animal and baby deformities, sterility, etc. In contrast with with nuclear waste, the problem solves and cleans itself, becoming exponentially _less_ dangerous each half-life.

On a side note, it's perhaps time to answer the age old question: "If you're so smart, why ain't you rich?". Cameco (CCJ) is the biggest uranium producer in the world, and it's stock is just coming off it's 52 week lows so it maybe a good time to get in if this 'nuclear revival' is taking place, or perhaps not, who knows. :)

Nuclear Power Could See a Revival 415

shmG writes "As the US moves to reduce dependence on oil, the nuclear industry is looking to expand, with new designs making their way through the regulatory process. No less than three new configurations for nuclear power are being considered for licensing by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The first of them could be generating power in Georgia by 2016."

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