Dear Lazyweb

Not sure if any of my readers are nuclear physicists, but I’ve got a question. Everyone who objects to nuclear energy seem to be concerned about radiation from an accident. Newer facilities are very safe, but even ignoring that, why aren’t energy companies offering to build the plants a half mile underground, in the middle of deserts that don’t have underground water supplies? Encase it in concrete and lead.

Yes this would add to the expense, but it seems like it would completely negate the radiation issues.

Of course I think it’s insane that we don’t have gigantic solar and wind farms in our deserts as it is, along with tidal generators on the coasts.

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