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    Re: Three Mile Island nuclear reactor shuts down unexpectedly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    The funny thing is somebody on this board on another thread, and I forget who, actually advocated for nuclear power as part of the green energy industrialization of America. I am pretty sure there are no more diametrically opposed ideas than that. I really do not have a problem with it as long as we site select to minimize Mother Nature throwing whammies at our plants as much as possible.
    Well...

    Apart from the radioactive waste output that has to be stored somewhere and the miniscule chance of accident, nuclear power probably IS greener than coal, oil, natural gas, or any of those fossil fuels.

    Might even be greener than solar and wind power, possibly even water, because it basically requires only an area in which to build a facility, whereas solar would require FAR greater land area to generate the same amount of power, wind power has the same issue as well as being a noise pollutant and a danger to some flying creatures, and water power tends to mess up the ecology of the waterway on which it is built…

    But then, I’m no expert on these things, so I probably missed something.
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    Re: Three Mile Island nuclear reactor shuts down unexpectedly.

    I have no problem with it. Good Luck convincing Martin Sheen though.

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    Re: Three Mile Island nuclear reactor shuts down unexpectedly.

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    Three Mile Island nuclear reactor shuts down unexpectedly - U.S. News



    This interested me because I'm currently working in Harrisburg, and will be tomorrow.
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    Re: Three Mile Island nuclear reactor shuts down unexpectedly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Hope their faces aren't melted off in the name of "clean" energy.
    I keep hoping people start researching before they open their mouths...
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    Re: Three Mile Island nuclear reactor shuts down unexpectedly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I keep hoping people start researching before they open their mouths...
    Oh yeah, it's totally clean. Never you mind the toxic waste it produces. Just bury it, and dump it in the ocean, what could possibly go wrong?
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    Re: Three Mile Island nuclear reactor shuts down unexpectedly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Oh yeah, it's totally clean. Never you mind the toxic waste it produces. Just bury it, and dump it in the ocean, what could possibly go wrong?
    The waste that it produces is significantly lower than the waste products of other sources of energy which are spewed into the air or buried or blah blah blah. You know nothing John Snow.
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    Re: Three Mile Island nuclear reactor shuts down unexpectedly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    The waste that it produces is significantly lower than the waste products of other sources of energy which are spewed into the air or buried or blah blah blah. You know nothing John Snow.
    Radioactive waste remains lethal for hundreds of years. Just coming into contact with it is lethal, and we continue to produce more and more with no viable way of disposing of it. If I'm putting you to sleep, go away.
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    Re: Three Mile Island nuclear reactor shuts down unexpectedly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Radioactive waste remains lethal for hundreds of years. Just coming into contact with it is lethal, and we continue to produce more and more with no viable way of disposing of it. If I'm putting you to sleep, go away.
    Really, nuclear fission would be cleaner as space craft propulsion...I mean you can always dump the radioactive waste in the nearest star...

    But to my understanding, burying the stuff deep underground is fairly effective…
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    Re: Three Mile Island nuclear reactor shuts down unexpectedly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Radioactive waste remains lethal for hundreds of years. Just coming into contact with it is lethal, and we continue to produce more and more with no viable way of disposing of it. If I'm putting you to sleep, go away.
    Radioactive decay can last centuries, millennium even. But the quantity we're talking about is small and the amount of radiation that it gives off when properly contained is minuscule. We have viable ways of storing it till inactive that will not increase the overall radiation rate of people in the surrounding vicinity any more than walking outside will.

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    Re: Three Mile Island nuclear reactor shuts down unexpectedly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Oh yeah, it's totally clean. Never you mind the toxic waste it produces. Just bury it, and dump it in the ocean, what could possibly go wrong?
    The Simpsons is not an accurate depiction of nuclear energy. You don't know how any of this works.

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Radioactive waste remains lethal for hundreds of years. Just coming into contact with it is lethal, and we continue to produce more and more with no viable way of disposing of it. If I'm putting you to sleep, go away.
    Stop. You don't know what you are talking about. You probably don't realize it, but you're pasting together snippets from all over your memory. Half of them probably came from works of fiction, but you don't remember the sources. Source Amnesia, is the term.

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