emberling Posted September 30, 2014 Share Posted September 30, 2014 We can probably do better, but putting a dam up is going to alter the river significantly, with important ecological impacts. I'm not sure how that stacks up against nuclear plants' possible danger. How does one weigh one type of negative against another, which are so different but both are quite horrific in their own ways? For one of the nuclear plants in my state they dammed up a river anyway just to be able to cool off the reactor core effectively. They also built it directly on top of a well-known active fault line so it's not clear whether disrupting the environment was actually necessary or if the builders of this project were just running around with their pants on their heads. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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