The overseen cost of the nuclear waste

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A paper of 2004 by the Royal Academy of Engineering lists the following costs of the generation and distribution of electricity:

• Capital expenditure, i.e. the initial level of investment required to engineer, procure and construct the plant itself.
• Fixed costs of operation and maintenance, e.g. staff salaries, insurance, rates and other
costs, which remain constant irrespective of the actual quantum of electricity generated;
• Variable costs of operation and maintenance, e.g. lubricating oil and chemicals, which
are consumed in proportion to the actual quantum of electricity generated; and
• The cost of fuel (if applicable) consumed in generating electricity.

I did not find in the original paper any calculation of the cost of management of the nuclear waste for generations. This cost and will be paid for by the taxpayers. In fact, it does not include the managament of the waste of any power generation in its four categories, nor the risk of the dependency of a few fuel providers worldwide for any of the types of power generation.

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