Nuclear energy apologists: you just don't get it, do you? You're so much Boromir in Rivendell: true-hearted men will not be corrupted; how I would drive the hosts of Mordor; blah blah. Nuclear energy is tainted by hellfire and Cold War terror: a damn'd spot that's never ever gonna fade away. As far as the public's concerned, you might as well argue for the "science" from Mengele's experiments in the camps. Not a good look at all. Forget your Thorium pixie-dust; wishing things were different doesn't make it so. You really have to let this go.
One of the lines that the Greens (disclaimer: I'm a member) put forward on nuclear is that it's not cost-competitive without government subsidies. (Let alone the externality of how destructive uranium mining is.) Another is that we still don't have a foolproof method of waste storage.
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