America has a double standard when it comes to the use of nuclear energy: we believe that it is good for our country, but we get nervous when other countries make use of it. Will they use the technology to make weapons? What will they do with all the growing radioactive waste such as Plutonium-239 which remains toxic for a thousand centuries? What will we do
if another Chernobyl happens? Have we learned anything from our own experience with Three Mile Island ?
Th e US nuclear program is propped up by government subsidies, and we are told that it is a clean, safe, and eff ective form of energy. However, America 's nuclear power plants are old and breaking down, Tritium and Strontium 90 are leaking into our ground water, and waste storage pools are filled to capacity. What does the NRC say about the status of our plants? It says that they are safe and well guarded against terrorist attacks. But what if a modern jet fl ies into the center of one? Are we protected?
In this two part audio series, Gary Null examines why America continues to support nuclear energy despite its known dangers and the fact that there are clean and safe renewable energy alternatives, such as wind, solar, and hydroelectric. Is it worth risking the future of our environment and public health for this perilous source of energy?
Please join Gary Null for an eye opening, informative, and original investigative report, 'Our Nuclear Legacy.'