John McCain wants us to build 45 nuclear power plants. First off let me say "Hey John you wouldn't mind if we store the spent fuel rods in your backyard would ya?"
A little personnal insight into how these plants are built and later decomissioned. I know personnaly because the company I worked for demoed one just two years ago. First off these plants take massive amounts of materiels to build not to mention labor costs and fuel to transport all that material. The amount of concrete is amazing. They are built so that if a full sized jet liner were to fly into the side of the containment building the aircraft would disintigrate on impact. It takes years to build a plant and hundreds of millions dollars. They have a life span of around 25 years before they must be torn down and rebuilt. Again a process that takes years and runs millions of dollars. So with the construction operating and demolition costs so high they are really not an economic answer to the problem. But don't try telling McCain and his cohorts the truth, they don't want to hear it. If they had their way we'd all be studying about the flat earth being the center of the solar system.