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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

    “Real environmentalists live in cities, and they visit what's left of the wilderness as gently and respectfully as possible.” — Donna Moulton, letter to the editor, Tucson Weekly, published on August 23, 2001

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    Re: 3 nuclear reactors in trouble after Japan quake

    Obviously none of the hack posters saw any advantage in responding to this thread. That or they hadn't received any instructions from Rush or Beck as to what they think about the Japanese plight.

    As for me, read: After Tokyo 2011: It's the end of [nuclear power] as we know it
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    Re: 3 nuclear reactors in trouble after Japan quake

    ****, we'll just build them all on the East Coast where there are no earthquakes. None of the alternative energy sources can generate the amount of unit power needed to support the grid. At most I have seen estimates of 5% of total power. Only nuclear can support our power needs while being an alternative to fossil fuels. Furthermore, there are a lot of promising reactor designs that won't meltdown, and support easy waste storage. Nuclear is not dead.

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    Re: 3 nuclear reactors in trouble after Japan quake

    As I understand it, the second most active fault line in America after the San Andreas, runs down the middle of New England. Indeed the first earth quake I ever experienced was in Brunswick, Maine, a measly 4.0: A million Mainers as one had a single thought, “Oh, God, the boiler just blew up!”
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    Re: 3 nuclear reactors in trouble after Japan quake

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Obviously none of the hack posters saw any advantage in responding to this thread. That or they hadn't received any instructions from Rush or Beck as to what they think about the Japanese plight.

    As for me, read: After Tokyo 2011: It's the end of [nuclear power] as we know it
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    never let a huge human tragedy go to waste when you can score political points!

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    Re: 3 nuclear reactors in trouble after Japan quake

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    ****, we'll just build them all on the East Coast where there are no earthquakes. None of the alternative energy sources can generate the amount of unit power needed to support the grid. At most I have seen estimates of 5% of total power. Only nuclear can support our power needs while being an alternative to fossil fuels. Furthermore, there are a lot of promising reactor designs that won't meltdown, and support easy waste storage. Nuclear is not dead.
    Nuclear has plenty of upside but the downside is it takes thousands of years to become stable. If you bury it, you’re kicking the can down the road to our ancestor, hoping that no 8.9 earthquake occurs where you bury the s***.

    Then there is a little thing called ground water; we bury this in mostly rural areas, where the locals get their water from wells. Now to this ole trucker, who managed to preserve a couple of his limited brain cells, that raise one big question.

    WHAT THE HELL ARE WE GOING TO PUT THIS S*** IN THAT WE KNOW WILL LAST AT LEAST A FEW THOUSAND YEARS. This s*** is going to leak sometime and water, at least potable water,water that you can drink and not keel over is, or will be, one of our scarcest resources before this century is over. At least from what I have read it will be.To me, thats one big a** downside we have to overcome.
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    Re: 3 nuclear reactors in trouble after Japan quake

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    … never let a huge human tragedy go to waste when you can score political points!
    And yet you missed a chance to offer an opinion on 3 nuclear reactors in trouble. Q.E.D. I'm just pointing out that you don't seem to have much to say about that “huge human tragedy” you seem so concerned about; you'd rather attack me. Got it.
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    Re: 3 nuclear reactors in trouble after Japan quake

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    And yet you missed a chance to offer an opinion on 3 nuclear reaction in trouble. Q.E.D. I'm just pointing out that you don't seem to have much to say about that “huge human tragedy” you seem so concerned about; you'd rather attack me. Got it.
    I'll offer the same opinion I did when we had the horrific oil spill.

    mankind needs energy. without it, millions will die from starvation, lack of drinking water, and other calamities we can't even imagine.

    so keep drilling, keep building power plants, and keep burning coal.

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    Re: 3 nuclear reactors in trouble after Japan quake

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Nuclear has plenty of upside but the downside is it takes thousands of years to become stable. If you bury it, you’re kicking the can down the road to our ancestor, hoping that no 8.9 earthquake occurs where you bury the s***.

    Then there is a little thing called ground water; we bury this in mostly rural areas, where the locals get their water from wells. Now to this ole trucker, who managed to preserve a couple of his limited brain cells, that raise one big question.

    WHAT THE HELL ARE WE GOING TO PUT THIS S*** IN THAT WE KNOW WILL LAST AT LEAST A FEW THOUSAND YEARS. This s*** is going to leak sometime and water, at least potable water,water that you can drink and not keel over is, or will be, one of our scarcest resources before this century is over. At least from what I have read it will be.To me, thats one big a** downside we have to overcome.
    If it's true that plastic milk cartons take 450 years to decompose, then surely we can build something "on purpose" out of the same material that will last 2,000.

    Edit: Anybody else shocked to learn that they have 55 nuclear reactors in Japan??
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    Re: 3 nuclear reactors in trouble after Japan quake

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    If it's true that plastic milk cartons take 450 years to decompose, then surely we can build something "on purpose" out of the same material that will last 2,000.
    Better get on the job Maggie, if you don,t want this crap in your back yard,Yucca Mountains filling up fast.
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