Nuclear plants: Smaller, but no less dangerous

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I found Brian Palmer's article on the planned new generation of nuclear reactors disturbing ["The nuke next door," Health & Science, Sept. 14]. Just because the new reactors would be smaller doesn't mean they would be any less deadly to surrounding residents if a meltdown were to occur. History teaches that we need to factor in human error when contemplating new technologies. I'll take the safer solar and wind power options over nukes any day.

Robyn Miller-Tarnoff, Bethesda

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