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Taxpayers, Pull out Your Wallet, Cost Estimates for Biggest Nuclear Energy Boondoggle Exploded Again

Saturday, October 15, 2016 21:26
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wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter • 

How the Nuclear Energy Lobby Eats up Global Taxpayer Billions

The well-funded lobbyists of the powerful nuclear energy industry are tirelessly working over governments around the world. Occasionally, there are minor setbacks, such as Fukushima or the current multi-billion-dollar scandal around the decommissioning costs of California’s San Onofre nuclear power plant, that threaten to expose just how horridly expensive nuclear power really is for taxpayers, ratepayers, and other stakeholders, from conception of the plant to final decommissioning and proper disposal of nuclear waste and contaminated materials – none of which has yet been accomplished and paid for.

But here’s the mega project that was first conceived in 1985, is still far from completion, and has now thrown back the date of first power generation to 2035, if it can ever be accomplished, and there are grave doubts it can.

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  • why the hell don’t we just use thorium reactors.. fukushima, Chernobyl and three mile island among a host of other nuclear catastrophes prove they can’t handle anything more dangerous!

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