The Case For Nuclear Power

Hi! I have worked in the construction and maintence fields of the power industry for 25 years. Having built coal fired, oil fired, co-generation, nuclear, dams and penstocks, solar power, I can safely say that nuclear power is our future. I think anyone that makes the comparison of factual information of current power sources would have to draw the same conclusions.

I first want to get directly into the subject matter by giving you a comparison chart

R1C1 Thermal Energy (BTU) R1C2 Oil (Barrels) R1C3 Natural Gas (1000 CU. FT.) R1C4 Coal (Tons) R1C5 Nuclear (Grams U-235) R1C6 Water (Millions of Gallons falling 100 feet) R1C7 Electricity (Kilowatt Hours)
R1C1 1.0 R1C2 0.00000017 R1C3 0.00000095 R1C4 0.000000038 R1C5 0.000000013 R1C6 0.000000093 R1C7 0.00010
R1C1 5,800,000 R1C2 1.0 R1C3 5.5 R1C4 0.22 R1C5 0.077 R1C6 5.4 R1C7 560
R1C1 1,100,000 R1C2 0.18 R1C3 1.0 R1C4 0.040 R1C5 0.014 R1C6 0.98 R1C7 100
R1C1 26,000 R1C2 4.5 R1C3 25.0 R1C4 1.0 R1C5 0.35 R1C6 24.0 R1C7 2,500
R1C1 75,000,000 R1C2 13.0 R1C3 72.0 R1C4 2.9 R1C5 1.0 R1C6 70.0 R1C7 7300
R1C1 1,100,000 R1C2 0.19 R1C3 1.0 R1C4 0.041 R1C5 0.014 R1C6 1.0 R1C7 100
R1C1 R1C2 R1C3 R1C4 R1C5 R1C6 R1C7