gordonv92 karma2016-10-30 00:58:34 UTC
I myself am not a chemist. I only have a high school level of understanding about chemistry and biology.
It was explained to me that each person in the United States produces waste. The average American produces the following per year:
Spent nuclear fuel can be slightly reused, but a big factor is that it takes 100,000 years to "cool down." That's why we need to store it. To contain it from leaking into the environment. Nuclear waste is a bad thing, but it is under control.
Coal and Fossil fuel waste cannot be contained. It's easy to dismiss it because it's not plainly visible on what is produced. It goes right into the environment. It is out of control.
Solar panels require 3 things: a computer called a controller, solar panels, and batteries. All are highly toxic to soil when buried. Also, these 3 components have relatively short life spans. Right now, solar is to delicate and just doesn't produce enough for the cost for the average person.
With these factors in consideration, I feel nuclear IS the best option we have.
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gordonv11 karma2018-11-08 02:32:19 UTC
Computer: Whatever, Daddy.
gordonv6 karma2015-02-18 17:10:01 UTC
Same question, 34 year old male, trying to move out of IT Administration.
gordonv4 karma2015-02-18 18:08:42 UTC
Any dates for CS50 in New Jersey?
gordonv3 karma2015-02-18 17:01:14 UTC
Also, am I allowed to show folks CS50 to explain concepts in the following environments:
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