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    Japan nuclear crisis on same level as Chernobyl:


    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Japan nuclear crisis on same level as Chernobyl:

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    I'm thinking 10 times about nuclear energy.

    As in, we should be using it 10 times as much.

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    Re: Japan nuclear crisis on same level as Chernobyl:

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I'm thinking 10 times about nuclear energy.

    As in, we should be using it 10 times as much.
    thank you for your informed opinion.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Japan nuclear crisis on same level as Chernobyl:

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    I thought twice about it from this too...

    Then I remembered this was a nuclear power plant built on almost 30+ year designs sitting on the coast of a country that knows it gets semi-regular earthquakes with the chance for significantly powerful ones and that it'd been almost a quarter century since Chernobyl that we get another bad one like it, and thus is hardly a representation of the normal experience for modern nuclear power. As such, despite this, my views on going nuclear remain the same.

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    Re: Japan nuclear crisis on same level as Chernobyl:

    While it is upsetting that the Japanese are having to deal with Chernobyl levels, I do not think that we would have to worry about it here. Unfortunately, for Japan they do not have a lot of land where an earthquake could not affect the nuclear plants. That isn't the case here where not all of the U.S. lie by a fault line, so I do not think, that if properly placed, the U.S. would ever face a similar issue because of an earthquake.

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    Re: Japan nuclear crisis on same level as Chernobyl:

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    While it is upsetting that the Japanese are having to deal with Chernobyl levels, I do not think that we would have to worry about it here. Unfortunately, for Japan they do not have a lot of land where an earthquake could not affect the nuclear plants. That isn't the case here where not all of the U.S. lie by a fault line, so I do not think, that if properly placed, the U.S. would ever face a similar issue because of an earthquake.
    here is a map of current reactors, OLD reactors. NRC: Map of Power Reactor Sites

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

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    Re: Japan nuclear crisis on same level as Chernobyl:

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I thought twice about it from this too...

    Then I remembered this was a nuclear power plant built on almost 30+ year designs sitting on the coast of a country that knows it gets semi-regular earthquakes with the chance for significantly powerful ones and that it'd been almost a quarter century since Chernobyl that we get another bad one like it, and thus is hardly a representation of the normal experience for modern nuclear power. As such, despite this, my views on going nuclear remain the same.
    please note the link i posted with a map of our OLD reactors.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Japan nuclear crisis on same level as Chernobyl:

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    thank you for your informed opinion.
    We had a Gulf spill. Hmmmm, that seems to have cleaned up pretty nicely so far, eh? There was Exxon Valdez, as well as other oil spills in the world far worse than both. There was Chernobyl, 3-mile Island (minor), and this. This was a bad deal in Japan, thanks to one of the worst earthquakes in human history. Are you really going to base your decisions off catastrophes such as this, which may not happen again for 500 more years?

    Consider this: A LOT more people died 200 years ago simply because they were cold, or from heat exhaustion, because they didn't have nuclear or coal-based energy.

    And guess what? Riding in an airplane was pretty dangerous 50 years ago, as was a train a few years before that. Ever hear of the Titanic? The Hindenburg? You live and learn, analyze and improve, and push forward with COURAGE.

    Liberals are such pussies, pardon the French. Chicken Little about every little thing that might go wrong. Scared of the boogey man under their bed. Global warming (lol), AIDS, Bird Flu, Y2K, Swine Flu.....then add the internet to the equation and we're 20 minutes from the apocolypse.

    Last I checked, there aren't any of us getting out of here alive. We're all headed for a grave sooner or later. Thank you, but I choose not to spend my time shaking like a schoolgirl over unlikely things that "might" happen.

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    Re: Japan nuclear crisis on same level as Chernobyl:

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    We had a Gulf spill. Hmmmm, that seems to have cleaned up pretty nicely so far, eh? There was Exxon Valdez, as well as other oil spills in the world far worse than both. There was Chernobyl, 3-mile Island (minor), and this. This was a bad deal in Japan, thanks to one of the worst earthquakes in human history. Are you really going to base your decisions off catastrophes such as this, which may not happen again for 500 more years?

    Consider this: A LOT more people died 200 years ago simply because they were cold, or from heat exhaustion, because they didn't have nuclear or coal-based energy.

    And guess what? Riding in an airplane was pretty dangerous 50 years ago, as was a train a few years before that. Ever hear of the Titanic? The Hindenburg? You live and learn, analyze and improve, and push forward with COURAGE.

    Liberals are such pussies, pardon the French. Chicken Little about every little thing that might go wrong. Scared of the boogey man under their bed. Global warming (lol), AIDS, Bird Flu, Y2K, Swine Flu.....then add the internet to the equation and we're 20 minutes from the apocolypse.

    Last I checked, there aren't any of us getting out of here alive. We're all headed for a grave sooner or later. Thank you, but I choose not to spend my time shaking like a schoolgirl over unlikely things that "might" happen.
    well, i was reading your post with interest until you reverted to your usual childish hyperbole.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Japan nuclear crisis on same level as Chernobyl:

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    and thus is hardly a representation of the normal experience for modern nuclear power. As such, despite this, my views on going nuclear remain the same.
    /agree

    It took one of the most powerful earthquakes in a century and a tsunami to cause the current disaster - a very rare set of circumstances that we will nonetheless learn from to improve the safety of future powerplants.

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