Friday, September 7, 2007

We sell Uranium to Russians.

The whole uranium debate is full on contradictions and hypocrisies. However, before I comment I should admit a few of my own.

First, I can't claim to be truly green, particularly as just churning this out is burning heaps of energy. We do use green energy at home, so supposedly our electricity is carbon neutral. However, I do have a fair bit of leakage after that.

Second, well I can't think of one now, but I did say that there is more than one contradiction and hypocrisy in my life.

However, they appear, to me, to pale compared to the uranium issue. Let me summarise.

1)Why is it satisfactory to sell uranium to Russia, with stringent controls, when they just sell their own uranium to anyone else they want.
2)Uranium is not green, despite the comments of the Prime Minister and President, while the waste has a self life of several million years, approximately.
3)Why is it acceptable for the West to have nuclear power, but we don't trust certain countries to have such power sources. If it is safe, and green, then let them use it as well. I know the response to this. However, if that reponse is a valid argument for not trusting some countries with this power source, then common sense should lead us to the argument that this energy source is inappropriate in today's world.

That's enough for now, bit of a rant.

Still sorry about the site, is messy, but so is my house.
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