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« Reply #270 on: March 18, 2011, 09:24:44 AM »

I'm not worried about nuclear power, just the nuclear plants that are older than me.

These modern plants are so durable they could withstand a 9 quake and a tsunami. In fact, there are two more power plant complexes near Fukushima and they're fully operational. One of them is even closer to the epicenter.

I don't understand panic mongers. I don't take risks, which is why I don't approve of half-assed management of obsolete plants. Roll those 3+ gen plants out, screw the older generations.
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« Reply #271 on: March 18, 2011, 09:32:15 AM »

Cesium is the new CO²
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« Reply #272 on: March 18, 2011, 09:52:50 AM »

I think uranium belongs to the top-tier of dangerous things. Neither the explosive dangers nor the long term dangers should be underestimated.

of course, but as that article i quoted mentioned, the danger from natural uranium, which we can't do anything about since it's part of the earth's materials, exceeds the danger of nuclear plant waste uranium by many times. did you read that part about how if all the radioactive nuclear waste in the US were put directly into the colorado river rather than stored in containment units, it would still only be 1/20th of the natural radioactiveness in that river, from natural sources? and putting it directly in the rivers is not even what is being done with it
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« Reply #273 on: March 18, 2011, 10:49:17 AM »

I'm not worried about nuclear power, just the nuclear plants that are older than me.
where do you live and how old are you? because every single u.s nuclear power plant started construction in the 70's or earlier
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« Reply #274 on: March 18, 2011, 10:51:19 AM »

yeah definitely -- there's one like that even in new jersey. which is, paradoxically, why *fear* of nuclear power actually makes it *more* dangerous. it's hard politically to build new nuclear power plants in the US because people fear them so much. but because of that fear the old, dangerous ones aren't being replaced by the new, safer ones.
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« Reply #275 on: March 18, 2011, 10:53:23 AM »

also the absurdly enormous coal/oil lobby and the fact that buying public officials is now protected free speech. i am Shuma Borat. Hyper Mystic Ray. Very Nice.
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« Reply #276 on: March 18, 2011, 12:08:35 PM »

Yeah, but you could make the same claim that wind farms are bad because they kill millions of birds and affect wind patters, or that hydroelectric power is bad because you have to create dams that cause significant ecological change. (Colorado river anyone?)

Colorado river?  I think China's Three Gorges dam is a better example, as scientific exports think the reservoir's massive size is affecting the tectonic activity in the area, among other things.

I think people are more concerned with a lack of constant efficiency with wind-power, though.  Most of the time that I see those things, they aren't moving at all.

Geothermal electricity, though, looks like a decent alternative to coal and oil plants.  It apparently still vents out harmful gasses, but nowhere to the extent of coal and oil.
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« Reply #277 on: March 18, 2011, 03:37:37 PM »

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« Reply #278 on: March 18, 2011, 03:46:49 PM »


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i liked it but i felt the end was a bit too reassuring! it's like, you shouldn't lie to kids and tell them everything will be fine if you aren't sure yet, cause then they'll never trust adults again!
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« Reply #279 on: March 18, 2011, 07:29:53 PM »

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« Reply #280 on: March 18, 2011, 08:13:14 PM »

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« Reply #281 on: March 18, 2011, 09:17:55 PM »

So we have a cousin that lives north of Tokyo, and we still haven't heard from him. I'm sure he's ok...but I'm still worried...
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« Reply #282 on: March 19, 2011, 12:25:52 AM »


I looked for 11.  Concerned
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« Reply #283 on: March 19, 2011, 12:53:13 AM »

Wow! weaboo rage!
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« Reply #284 on: March 19, 2011, 01:00:10 AM »

I'm not worried about nuclear power, just the nuclear plants that are older than me.
where do you live and how old are you? because every single u.s nuclear power plant started construction in the 70's or earlier

Thirty years. Middle of Europe. In fact, I live less than 40 km from the nearest nuclear plant which is operating since the year of my birth.
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