I just got my gas bill in the mail today. Questar always sends a newsletter with the bill. This was the headline today:
I’m willing to accept that natural gas pipelines are pretty safe, but I didn’t live in San Bruno. (BTW, Questar didn’t have anything do to with the pipeline in San Bruno.)
The point that I want to make is that nuclear energy is safer per unit of energy delivered than natural gas, coal, wind, solar, etc. It’s just that the nuclear industry has been AWOL when it comes to promoting itself. And did I mention that molten salt reactors powered by the Thorium cycle are way better and safer than the uranium light water nuclear reactors that we have today that provide about 20% of the electricity used in the US?