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The Dec. 7 editorial “Addressing the nuclear power issue” makes blanket criticism of the antinuclear parties, saying they “must present realistic proposals.” Strangely, this is after the editorial notes Nippon Mirai’s proposals of (1) getting rid of nuclear power in 10 years, (2) putting “a cap on the total amount of spent nuclear fuel,” and (3) constructing “a dry storage facility to keep such fuel for 100 years.” What is so unrealistic about these?

Moreover, Nippon Mirai has presented the only issue about nuclear power that — in the long view — really matters: the urgent need for a permanent storage facility for all nuclear waste.

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