Temmer, Rebecca

Nuclear technology is expensive all the way around. The facilities are an enormous capital investment and the decomissioning and clean-up of the generation sites is being found to cost even more than the building of nuclear generation plants. Can we really afford the costs? We need begin to approach energy from both ends -production and consumption. It is time for Canada to look to new forms of energy: wind, solar and hydrogen in order to meet our needs. Reducing the amount of energy we consume is also an important goal. A cut-down in our use is not implicitly connected with a slow down in the economy and can, in fact, have the reverse effect as new technology must be developed to meet new low-energy use needs. If experts and politicians are having such problems trying to figure out where to put the toxic waste from nuclear power production, why are we even considering making more?

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