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    Japan Nuke Plant Gets Tanks For Radioactive Water

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    Re: Japan Nuke Plant Gets Tanks For Radioactive Water

    How long can TEPCO, the Japanese corporation that owns these nuke plants, remain fiscally sound? There are no longer profits being generated by the nuke plants. That makes them a liability and money loser/eater. When losses exceed profits, bankruptcy follows. Will the Japanese public eat the costs/expenses related to this cleanup at that time. Is that the inevitable path of nuke waste everywhere? Not to worry, corporations do not live and breathe, so they will be unaffected.

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    Re: Japan Nuke Plant Gets Tanks For Radioactive Water

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    How long can TEPCO, the Japanese corporation that owns these nuke plants, remain fiscally sound? There are no longer profits being generated by the nuke plants. That makes them a liability and money loser/eater. When losses exceed profits, bankruptcy follows. Will the Japanese public eat the costs/expenses related to this cleanup at that time. Is that the inevitable path of nuke waste everywhere? Not to worry, corporations do not live and breathe, so they will be unaffected.
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    Re: Japan Nuke Plant Gets Tanks For Radioactive Water

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    How long can TEPCO, the Japanese corporation that owns these nuke plants, remain fiscally sound? There are no longer profits being generated by the nuke plants. That makes them a liability and money loser/eater. When losses exceed profits, bankruptcy follows. Will the Japanese public eat the costs/expenses related to this cleanup at that time. Is that the inevitable path of nuke waste everywhere? Not to worry, corporations do not live and breathe, so they will be unaffected.
    Why not bail them out? Japan cannot be without electricity anyway.

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    Re: Japan Nuke Plant Gets Tanks For Radioactive Water

    I see this as by product of the failure of logic and sound thought to win over the screams of the environmentally ill who have for years screamed about he environment then went on to fight about some mouse that means nothing.

    We have the ability to be oil free and create power from sources that do not have any potential of contamination but we let the big business the green movement has become to intimidate us into the fear of making the right moved we need to change the the World. as we know it.

    I am a Conservative but I was a conservationist long before it became big business.

    Jimmy Carter was a crappy leader but he was right a couple of times and one of those was about power and where it come from.

    I don't gibe a hoot in hell about some insect that is killed by solar power plants in the California or Nevada deserts.

    We have to look to the future noe=w not in 20years.

    I hear all the damn time that if we do what ever, it will make no difference for 10 or 20 years.

    Well how the hell long will it take to make a change if we do nothing.

    Liberals are so full of it, it's scary.

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    Re: Japan Nuke Plant Gets Tanks For Radioactive Water

    Putting the contaiminated water in tanks isn't the correct thing to do.

    The water should be filtered and chemically processed to extract the radioactives, and then hauled out to sea to be dumped.

    US federal code allows nuclear waste water to be disposed of outside of 12 miles from land.

    So, TEPCO should be treating the water, handling the filter media with proper radiological care, and dumping the cleaned water.

    Also, TEPCO should have been required to carry insurance.

    However, there is nothing cleaner or safer than a properly designed and properly run nuclear power plant.

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    Re: Japan Nuke Plant Gets Tanks For Radioactive Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    Putting the contaiminated water in tanks isn't the correct thing to do.

    The water should be filtered and chemically processed to extract the radioactives, and then hauled out to sea to be dumped.

    US federal code allows nuclear waste water to be disposed of outside of 12 miles from land.

    So, TEPCO should be treating the water, handling the filter media with proper radiological care, and dumping the cleaned water.

    Also, TEPCO should have been required to carry insurance.

    However, there is nothing cleaner or safer than a properly designed and properly run nuclear power plant.
    "However, there is nothing cleaner or safer than a properly designed and properly run nuclear power plant."

    Now that takes the cake. First, they are uninsurable because the actuarial tables reveal that "nuke disasters" are prohibitively expensive. Second, are you saying the waters 12 miles out are not connected to the water inside the 12 mile limit? That probably means that if you stick your finger in a pan of boiling oil near the edge of the container, it will not burn you, eh? Third, I am referring to the cleanup of Daichi one two and three and four. Three of those are meltdowns, meaning a huge melted clump of fissile material is laying on the bottom of the reactor vessel. In one of those the reactor vessel is leaking, so perhaps it is laying on the reinforced concrete containment floor. Very safe. Human error multiplied and it happens repeatedly, hubris, eh? The only positive thing here is that it was not located on a major freshwater source, as most reactors are. Downstream contamination. Not to worry, corporations do not live and breathe, so they'll be fine.

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