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The dangers of nuclear dumps

To the editor: About 60  nuclear power plants with 100 nuclear reactors are operating in the U.S. As time — and global warming and our more-dramatic weather — combine to reduce grid capacity, we must broaden our menu of power sources, looking harder at ever-more cost-effective wind, water and sun. These sources provide diversity and outcompete mined coal.  ( “Nuclear dump accident still baffles experts,” Aug. 24)

Robert Siebert,  Orange


To the editor: It took only 15 years for human error and laxity to result in an accidental discharge of radioactive material. Do the math, and that’s several hundred accidents over the 10,000 years this material is intended to be isolated. Some accidents will be minor, some not so.

Thomas Bliss, Sherman Oaks

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