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akaemre822 karma

In your opinion, what are the biggest downsides of nuclear energy? As a layperson I know it costs a ton, but what else?

akaemre171 karma

Thank you for answering!

Regarding the waste problem, how viable is recycling?

akaemre6 karma

The point should be to compare it with other alternatives to decide which is best. The point shouldn't be just getting to say "nuclear is bad!". Those statistics don't exactly apply to other energy sources so it doesn't make sense to use that perspective when deciding which is the best way of generating electricity.

akaemre2 karma

A better metric is deaths per terawatt-hour.

akaemre2 karma

Because it's a direct comparison of ups versus downs. What the technology gives us versus what it takes from us, in a quantifiable way which we can use to compare with other technologies.