Electricity alternatives

Which would you rather have?  A nuclear power station on a 50 acre site paid for with predominant public funds producing electricity for 60 years that would then have to be totally guarded and isolated for 1,000 years at least until its spent fuel rods had lost a great amount of their radioactivity. Even then, further long term quarantining of radioactive wastes would have be be sought and paid for.


A shale gas well on a 5 acre site paid for by private funds producing electricity for 30 years which, after a probable recovery period of maybe 30-100 years, could resume production of gas and, in this way, visually guarded by trees, could possibly continue production for 1,000 years with no release of radioactivity.  After then, equipment can be taken down and the nature can take its course.

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