As we ponder the Democrats’ continuing phobia about the use of nuclear power as a partial solution to our energy woes, consider this:
“Unless we want living standards in the United States to slide far below premodern levels in the absence of cheap oil and natural gas, we will have to use nuclear fission as our principal method for generating electricity until some time in the twenty-first century while we scramble to make other arrangements. . . .
Since the first commercial nuclear power plant began producing electricity in 1957, the total amount of accumulated spent fuel is 9,000 tons. It would all fit inside a space equivalent to a high school gymnasium with room to spare.”
from The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century by James Howard Kunstler