And every source I've read (not connected to the nuclear industry), says it will cost more to decommission them (even inflation adjusted) than it did to bring them on line.<quoted text>
You think I'm anti-nuke? Guess again. I've only tried to get you to be realistic about politics & lead times.
Yes, we do need modern nuclear plants - but that will take time. In the meantime, conservation is faster.
Right now, the barriers to nuclear are financial. No utility wants to commit to building a plant if they can't predict the market 20 years from now. It'd require leadership. Also a carbon tax to get people to understand the TRUE cost of burning Ffs.
The latest word I heard about Fukishima was that it would take thirty years to clean it completely up.
How cheap is that?