Bad Nuclear Economics
Anything is Cheap If You Don't Pay the Cost
|Anything is cheap if you don't pay the cost. Nuclear power cannot pay its own liability insurance. Taxpayers, not private money, developed nuclear technology.|
|Nuclear waste management costs are incalculably high but hardly assessed. Public health and environment costs are not counted. If these costs were counted, energy consumers could not afford nuclear power.|
Across the continent, many reactors have already been
shut down because of maintenance costs and liabilities.
Between August 1996 and March 1998, five reactors have permanently shut down: Big Rock Point in Northern Michigan, Haddam Neck in Connecticut, and Maine Yankee, Zion 1 and Zion 2 in Illinois.
|Across the border, Ontario Hydro announced the closing of seven nuclear plants.|