I worked in the nuclear industry for 25+ years, and I saw a lot of boneheaded stuff. But this is one of the dumbest ideas I've ever heard:
China aims to launch a series of offshore nuclear power platforms to promote development in the South China Sea, state media said again on Friday, days after an international court ruled Beijing had no historic claims to most of the waters.
Sovereignty over the South China Sea is contested by China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan, and any move to build nuclear reactors is bound to stoke further tension in the region.
The China Securities Journal said 20 offshore nuclear platforms could eventually be built in the region as the country seeks to "speed up the commercial development" of the South China Sea.
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Didn't the disaster at Fukushima pollute the Pacific Ocean enough?
*They could not possibly be secure; and
*They could not possibly be safe.
This planet does NOT need any more nuclear waste, either in storage or drifting throughout our oceans.