To the editor:
Every few years people come up with an answer to all of our problems like building more nuclear plants. Have you forgotten Chernobyl? We nearly had a meltdown at Three Mile Island not too long before Wolf Creek was built.
The more atomic plants we build, the bigger chance we will create for us to wipe out a large part of our population. Are you willing to take that chance? I am getting older and do not have nearly as much to lose as you young folks, but it is a selfish attitude to think that I need all the electrical energy at the sacrifice of future generations.
When I was in school, we had no electricity. When I was 15, I sent off for blueprints for a wind generator. I built it with all the crude tools we had while sneaking around working at it in the evenings so my father didn't see me. I put it up and it worked, but the generator was too small. It would light two or three car bulbs. My father said it was noisy and I had to take it down. It was as noisy as an air conditioner. No more electricity for us.
I am all for the other sources of power before one more nuclear plant is built. We can do a lot better with wind power, and every person should not buy any bigger car than they really need. In World War II, everybody learned to make sacrifices. Can we do it again or are we too spoiled?