Vermont Yankee is just the latest of more than two dozen U.S. nuclear plants to be found with leaking tritium. A flood of cover-ups has terrified neighbors who say the reactor was never meant to operate more than 30 years.
Wouldn't our nation be great to spawn a clean energy economy that favors technologies our young people can safely handle, with low barriers for entrepreneurial entry, with no risks of being weaponized?
The 1987 moratorium on new nuclear plants in Illinois signaled that going nuclear was a huge mistake. It's made a mess of our electric system, our regulatory system, and worst of all, the state's economy.
The claim that nuclear power is clean is a lie, not only due to the carbon-heavy mining and refinement processes, but also the avoidance of what to do with the ever-increasing stockpile of its deadly radioactive waste.