Thursday, July 15, 2010

"Nuclear Power is the solution" (a statement by Ace Hoffman July 15th, 2010)

July 15th, 2010

Dear Readers.

The following statement was left at Mark Fiore's web site:


Nuclear power is the solution. Except for the accidents, not just meltdowns but spent fuel fires, transportation accidents, terrorism threats... And except for the daily deadly releases, the eternal waste storage problem, proliferation issues, costs, lengthy construction time, a history of lying and cover-ups (look at the (reluctantly admitted) tritium leaks at about 30% of our reactors), foreign-made parts (look at the capacitor problems the have plagued the computer industry, and realize how many of our nukes are running on shoddy parts), over-complexity (look at the oscillating power-runaway issues identified by outside experts but ignored by industry "experts"), plus it's not distributed small-scale power, so when a nuke goes down, hundreds of thousands of people lose power... plus grid-power backup issues (the big Northeast blackout of 2003 was largely due to all the nukes having to shut down when they lost offsite power), the water-use issues (billions of gallons a day are polluted by each nuke, millions of gallons are churned to steam each day; France had to shut down a swarm of nukes due to lack of water a few summers ago). They aren't very efficient even under the best of circumstances, requiring thousands of workers where wind turbines can run virtually autonomously, as can hydro, solar, etc... Also, all our current nukes are old and decrepit, embrittled and rusted, and the plans don't match the reactors anymore, they've been modified so many times and the original designers are long-gone. Fission products kill.

See my book, which can be downloaded free from my web site:


The above statement was originally left at

It currently appears as the top item (a few small typos have been fixed in this version).


Please distribute this document to others and ask that they do the same.... Please do not alter the title or the contents in any way, other than to add any additional comments below if desired. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Ace Hoffman
Carlsbad, CA