Obvious troll is obvious. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Once again you've presented part of what I said, out of context, and then bowled right ahead with misrepresenting it. Are you suggesting that the 25,000 year waste problem is less obvious to the general public than the environmental impacts of solar power (PV or thermal)? Are you suggesting that the reliance on depleting resources is less obvious to the general public than the environmental impacts of solar power? Because that's what I actually said - that the environmental damage caused by Solar power is less obvious than the environmental damage caused by Nuclear (and suggested that both cause long term, or permanent damage or disruption). For example - even using liquid salt, do you know how much water some plants use? The plant being planned by Solar Millenium for Armagosa Valley, Nevada will require about 20% of the water available in that catchment. Then there's the fact that you're spreading mirrors out over 18.2 km[sup]2[/sup] (SCE/SES plant) - even if they're not packed edge to edge, which will shade the ground, and disrupt the local ecosystem. Maintenance will be neccessary, so vehicle access will need to be maintained, and that's without getting into the visual ammenities that will be disrupted. AndaSol in Spain only has a gross efficieny of around 2.0% - 2.5% of the solar energy that falls within the permiter of its grounds is converted to electricity. Denser packing increases effiency, but also increases disruption and damage. Not only that, but I have an... Let's call it an inkling, that what will effectively be a mirror the size of Connecticut (1.36 kWh/m[sup]2[/sup], 7.9 billion kWh, 40% efficiency) will have a long term effect on local climate. Of course, if we're going to use AndaSol as a model, then that requires an area the size of Minnesota to be used for power generation. You don't think, perhaps, that that might have a long term effect on the global climate? All of which is without getting into things such as effects on visual ammenity, which form part of the environment.