Trojan Nuclear Plant
near Portland, Oregon 1992. Steam from cooling tower
I am not "knee
nuclear power. It is not likely to be the monster some
energy may make a comeback in this age of worry about greenhouse gas
from fossil fuels. Europe gets much of its electricity
It may be easier to
give nuclear a comeback than
getting people to radically change their energy consumption
habits. In an age of greenhouse worry, electric cars,
from nuclear energy, may be common; unless people are willing to give
I have never
driven, but I fear others are not like me.
It would be better
hydrogen fusion, rather than uranium fission. Solar and wind
would be better also, but nuclear is
likely to make a comeback for a while at least.
Earth has a limited supply of uranium. Nuclear fission may not be
a monster, but it's not a panacea either.
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what some people fear.
tower in distance at Trojan Nuclear Power plant near Portland,
Picture taken in 1992. Since then that plant has been
It's demise was partially due to a warranty dispute between a
and the utility that operated Trojan. When cracks are found, who
should pay for repairs? What does that fine print say?
torn down. This image taken in 2005.
Oregon Highway 30, just north of Portland is Trojan Park. Once
was the Trojan nuclear power plant. The power plant is no longer
in use, but it's original buffer lands
make for a park.
trusted with nuclear power?
Here is a fantasy
news story I wrote
my small publication (before the web) in 1981
protesters bomb Iraq nuclear plant
|A group of
anti nuclear protesters
made international headlines when they bombed a power plant near
Iraq. Unlike most unshaven protesters, these were Israeli
pilots who feared a possible link between nuclear power and nuclear
The US Reagan
has suspended sale of F-16 bombers to Israel. Reagan has long
a staunch supporter of atomic energy. It is his contention that
power is safe. According to US officials, Israel was acting out
a sense of irresponsible panic.
officials have stood
by their conviction that a nuke in their backyard is unsafe; especially
in the hands of Iraqi president Saddam Hussien. He is said to
reassured the Iranians that any nuclear bombs made in his country would
be directed toward the "common zionist enemy."
have had good reason
to fear that reactor in it's back yard, but some say she is a bit
It is believed that Israel is also making atomic weapons at a reactor
the Negev Desert.
This piece got my
in a book about obscure newsletters. That book is titled, "Cats,
Chocolate, Clowns, and other amusing, interesting and useful subjects
by newsletters." Edited by Greg Mitchell. Published by
Today we fear nuclear power in the hands
of the Iranians. On the other hand, Europe and Japan get much of
their energy from nuclear.