Monday, August 10, 2009

Nuclear Pyramids

My brother Bruce has always been a virulent opponent of nuclear power. When I pointed out to him that the United States Navy has been operating nuclear reactors in our submarines since 1955, and our aircraft carriers since 1962 without a single incident, he has no reply other than, “I don’t like talking politics with you.” (Further, the French now get 80 percent of their electricity from nuclear power.)

Now that it’s been thirty years since Three Mile Island, it will be interesting to see if Bruce will ever admit that he was wrong. I’m not going to hold my breath.

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