Wrong Kind of Green

RECEIVED Wed., Dec. 9, 2015

Dear Editor,
    In your Nov. 27 issue, on p.22, there is a half page ad for a company called Nuclear Matters. It shows blues skies with snow-capped mountains in the background. How can the Chronicle stoop so low as to allow such an advertiser? There is no such thing as clean nuclear energy. If nuclear energy is clean, then why haven't people been able live in Chernobyl since 1983? It will take hundreds, if not thousands of years before it is safe for habitation. How many hundreds of years will it be before people can live in Fukushima without risking radiation-related illnesses? Probably hundreds, if not thousands of years. How many more places on the planet do we want to wipe out for thousands of years? Clean energy means no toxic waste! Austin touts itself as being the only somewhat "liberal" city in Texas, which prides itself on being "green." Nonetheless, it appears that the Chronicle does not support "green" initiatives unless it's "green" from advertisers to line their coffers. Is the Chronicle really that hard up for cash?
Kynama Wald
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