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Old 01-09-2008, 04:25 PM   #1
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What do you think about Nuclear Power(electricity).

Read an article in the Chron. about groups that are getting together to fight against the possibility of two new units at South Texas Project. We will need more power from somewhere as the US grows. Are you for it, against? Thoughts?

I am for it.
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Old 01-09-2008, 04:27 PM   #2
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Was against it.. Now I'm not so sure. The technology has changed quite a bit, but if it still involves putting toxic waste underground then.. NO!
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for it, i work on designing the electrical systems for them. so more work........hehehe
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ok i may be slightly off but a baseball size of enriched uranium is like

400,000 gallons of gasoline


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http://science.howstuffworks.com/nuclear-power.htm



oh and yeah Im all for it, where I lived we had a pretty big reactor
Never any issues
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i'm for it... electricity so cheap that it's a wonder you even have to pay for it... and no more burning of fossil fuels...
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but if it still involves putting toxic waste underground then.. NO!
Coal and many other forms put toxic waste in the air which we all breathe. Waste under ground, WAY underground does not affect us.

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against. I don't want another Chernobyl

I also don't want my kids to turn out like this:
chernobyl

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against. I don't want another Chernobyl

I also don't want my kids to turn out like this:
chernobyl

it is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO unlikely that that would happen again

specially with the tech. they have now


at least in the u.s
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Coal and many other forms put toxic waste in the air which we all breathe. Waste under ground, WAY underground does not affect us.

I didn't say I was for coal, nor was I comparing nuclear to any other form. You asked about nuclear. Nuclear Waste = bad where ever it is.

But like I was saying, I've heard that newer nuke tech produces less waste and less toxic at that. Not sure where I heard/read it, so that's why I am unsure. Gotta get the facts first.

There are still no guarantees that putting it underground won't affect us. Chit will leak, seep into everything.

Besides, burying it is such a short sighted 'solution'. Let the next generation deal with it?


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i'm for it... electricity so cheap that it's a wonder you even have to pay for it... and no more burning of fossil fuels...
Maybe cheap variable cost but nuclear power plants are immensely expensive to build. From a cost standpoint it still like 5X cheaper to build & maintain coal plants but nuclear is much better for the environment.

Chernobyl was a combination of several failures and very unlikely to happen again, especially here with all of the safeguards in place.
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Chernobyl also did not have a containment building like is used now, they pretty much had a sheet metal building.

chernobyl


Chernobyl


This is what is used now.

Reactor Containment Buildings (RCBs)
Size: 200 feet above ground, 41.5 feet underground, 150 feet wide
Outer Wall: Steel-reinforced concrete, four feet thick
Lining: Fully lined with 3/8-inch-thick, carbon steel plates
Inner Walls: Steel-reinforced concrete, totaling eleven feet thick
Foundation: Concrete, 18 feet thick
Houses: Reactor, pressurizer, steam generators, reactor coolant pumps, associated piping and tubing, and support systems.
Item: More than 500,000 cubic yards of concrete and 119 million pounds of steel reinforcing bars are in STP's two reactor containment buildings. The structures can withstand a Category 5 hurricane, a 1.9G earthquake and the impact of a Boeing 767 fully loaded with fuel.

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If they have a better way to dispose of it then underground than I am all for it. My wife's family lives in Canada on the eastern side and they live not too far from a nuclear power plant and they see a lot of frogs with extra limbs, two heads, and like that coming out of this one pond not too far from the plant. Also, there have been quite a few people near the plant that end up with cancer (possibly from the well water). It's all speculation, but weird coincidences.
Like I said, though, if they have a good way of disposing it, I'm alright with it.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Mile_Island_accident

Too close for comfort.
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"Although 25,000 people lived within five miles (8 km) of the site at the time of the accident,[2] no identifiable injuries due to radiation occurred, and a government report concluded that "There will either be no case of cancer or the number of cases will be so small that it will never be possible to detect them. The same conclusion applies to the other possible health effects.""


so whats the big deal that was back in '79, think of the technology we have now that we didnt back then.
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so whats the big deal that was back in '79, think of the technology we have now that we didnt back then.

Close call/got lucky.. whatever. Too close for comfort.
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Close call/got lucky.. whatever. Too close for comfort.
or even the technology way back then was still able to maintain a meltdown, instead of a nuclear explosion
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