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In my 25-year professional career, I have gained unique experience, consisting in the simultaneous management of processes and organization in the areas of: sales, production and R&D. In the...

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Sometimes I ask my interlocutors: what are you afraid of in nuclear technology? The most common answer is: "it is an invisible killer, you never know from which side and when this terrible radiation will act on you."
And how do you manage the millions of tons of CO2, NOx and other toxic substances dispersed in the atmosphere? Will you be calmer when you see a brown cloud of nitrogen oxides because you will know which side the poison is coming from? In reality, what do we have more influence on? the mechanism is similar to car travel vs. flights by plane. More people die on the roads every day than in many plane crashes combined. But many people are afraid to fly because SEASELY on land they feel more in control.

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Matt Chester on Sep 6, 2022

"it is an invisible killer, you never know from which side and when this terrible radiation will act on you."

That's an interesting way that the layperson may see it. I see the fear more as simply that the only real information most people hear about regarding nuclear power comes from pop culture and/or the largely publicized incidents where something went wrong, and so it's not that the dangers are invisible but that they're misunderstood and amplified in their minds. For that or for how you put it, though, I think the same solution is required: better education on the topic!

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Henry Craver on Sep 9, 2022

I think you're right, Matt. I think people fear the single dramatic, catastrophic events that we've seen a handful of times with nuclear, but that are constantly depicted in works of fiction, more than they do the slower acting, less obvious health consequences of fossil fuels. This is our irrational nature, unfortunately. 

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Mark Silverstone on Sep 7, 2022

Sorry, I am not familiar with the word "SEASELY".  What does it mean?

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Sebastian Klaczynski on Sep 8, 2022

Mark, 

This is probably my typing mistake. It should be "ALWAYS"

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Jim Stack on Sep 7, 2022

Sebastian, If it is so good and easy to transport we have over 100 Tons of Nuclear waste at our Phoenix area triple reactor Palo Verde. We will give it to you for free. Oh don't worry we won't miss is we have more coming at every refueling about 1 1/2 years apart. 

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Sebastian Klaczynski on Sep 8, 2022

Jim, 

I have the impression that you don't fully understand me. I don't mean that just managing spent nuclear fuel is like a "piece of cake". The point is, we have a way to keep it constantly under our control. In contrast to exhaust gases, which are dispersed in enormous amounts throughout the Earth's atmosphere.

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