When I came back from Fukushima last year after a visit in the Spring I wrote several strong arguments to the California Public Utilities Commission to encourage a review of the nuclear power plant at San Enofre.
What I found in Fukushima was that people with families and people under the age of 45 were leaving. That was turning Fukushima into a productivity desert.
Fate turned out to be on my side. The national Nuclear Regulatory agency shut down plant in March of this year because of leaky pipes. It is still closed.
I have since thought about the issue and concluded that any nuclear plant should be sited where there are no people within a 50 mile radius or people should be banned.
The alternative is to allow people to live in that 50 mile radius if they wish to. Either because they are old and radiation is irrelevant or because they are poor and the cost of housing is low.
Don't pour your out dated morals on me. If poor people want to save money for a few years by living in a radiation risk area.... I congratulate them for their intelligence.
I personally am not enamored of nuclear power. Primarily because we have such an abundance of low-cost natural gas. But for existing plants I think it is reasonable, here and abroad, to repopulate neighborhoods of nuclear plants with the appropriate communities.