QUESTION: Do you think the United States should continue building nuclear plants considering the dangers that now face Japan? Briefly explain.
Compiled by Bill O’Neill
“We should still keep going with nuclear plants. Just take what happened in Japan and use it as an example – learn from it – being more cautious.” –Steven Horowitz, Canarsie
“I still think it’s the best way to provide energy. I realize that they are in a bad situation. But if you do things right, we never had an issue like that before.” –Andrew Fischer, Canarsie
“I’m mixed on the issue. We need the energy from nuclear power plants. But it brings about destruction. People say there are other forms of energy. But can we afford them – and develop them?” –Ted Augustin, Canarsie
“Theoretically, the United States should halt the building of nuclear power plants because of the danger. But then again, nuclear power has a lot of other valuable uses.” –Tamika Curry, Bedford Stuyvesant