This thread title is an exact analogy of a recent news article published on August 16th in Bloomberg.com. In the article "McCain's Pitch for Safe Nuclear Power May Be Undercut by Leaks" Bloomberg.com: Exclusive the author asserts that John McCain should not be promoting Nuclear Power because a recently-discovered leak on a submarine proves that nuclear power is not safe. As an expert in nuclear power and one who tests and certifies submarine nuclear powerplant components, I can assure you that this is analogous to saying automobiles are not safe to the population or environment because a very small percentage of them occasionally leak a few drops of oil. McCain is absolutely correct in touting the safety record of Navy Nuclear Propulsion. There have been no accidents or releases of radioactivity that resulted in a member of the public receiving a dose above any federal limits. And the federal radioactive exposure limits are very conservative, well below the threshold that would manifest itself in an increase in measurable cancer rates. And the safety trend is only improving. The article's author seems very focused on "accidents" that occured back in the 1960's, when nuclear power technology was in its infancy. Again, another case of the general public (fed by the media) not understanding the true science and statistics behind nuclear power. There doesn't appear to be much negative press about all the routine leaks and spills that are commonplace at refineries and fossil-fuel powerplants, or at gas stations, or dripping from your engine. Probably because no one is afraid of them. If a spill occurs at a oil-burning powerplant, people can see, feel, taste, touch and smell it. Not so with radiation, so people are afraid of any amount of radiation, even if it's less than the amount you receive getting your teeth x-rayed. Are there politics involved? Maybe. Hopefully not. I hope Obama is smart enough to recognize the nonsense assertion in the Bloomberg article. If Obama's camp uses that story against McCain, and he ends up as our President, then our country will be in a world of hurt with a leader who believes bad science. Whoever becomes our president needs to scientifically embrace clean energy, of which nuclear power is a part.