Friday, March 13, 2009

30 year anniversary of TMI

Opponents on the left and right face off on the viability of nuclear energy and come to the same conclusion that it's not economically viable:

"Nuclear energy is to the right what solar energy is to the left: Religious devotion in practice, a wonderful technology in theory, but an economic white elephant in fact."


Somewhat in counterpoint to the above quote, the latest numbers shows that the government subsidizes solar power ($24.34 per megawatt-hour (MWh)) by over an order of magnitude more than nuclear energy ($1.59 per megawatt-hour (MWh)).


  1. My Dad worked at TMI during and after the accident. Now 79, he still does not glow. I am still waiting for the three eyed fish and cows with two heads though.

  2. I went to elementary school within a 15 miles radius at the time. School closed early & we were sent home. I'm not certain what the rationale was for such a decision.