View Poll Results: Are You Interested In More Nuclear Power?

Voters
126. You may not vote on this poll
  • Hell no! Remember Chernobyl?

    21 16.67%
  • Don't know.

    3 2.38%
  • Maybe. What do the scientists say?

    29 23.02%
  • Absolutely! Every other idea is even worse.

    79 62.70%
Multiple Choice Poll.
Page 13 of 39 FirstFirst ... 3111213141523 ... LastLast
Results 121 to 130 of 382

Thread: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

  1. #121
    Sage
    Quag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Earth
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:45 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    19,004

    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    France doesnt have a problem with it, though the new regime there is less enamoured with it.

    Nuclear power in France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
    Winston Churchill



    A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
    Winston Churchill

  2. #122
    Sage
    Fisher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Last Seen
    12-06-13 @ 02:44 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    17,002

    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    As for the OP, the Keystone pipeline is not just related to electricity and we should have it. As for the nuclear reactors, I'm fine with it, though I would rather they be smaller and more plentiful so the failures will not be as catastrophic if they do happen. The Navy has been using them to power their floating cities of 5,000 safely with people living literally on top of the reactor. I do not see why we couldn't have the same.

  3. #123
    On Vacation
    joko104's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:48 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    31,568
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I grew up in the shadow of a nuclear plant. My father worked security at the plant for a number of years when I was young. I now work in the electric utility industry, though on the Distribution side, not Generation or Transmission. I have absolutely no problem with nuclear energy.
    Is your father still alive?

  4. #124
    On Vacation
    joko104's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:48 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    31,568
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Nuclear power is NOT a renewable and is outrageously expensive. If asked what is THE most expensive facility to built, what takes THE longest to build, what is THE most expensive to operate, and which one can potentially render an entire region uninhabitable for 10,000 years - and the answer to all is nuclear power.

  5. #125
    Sage
    Fisher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Last Seen
    12-06-13 @ 02:44 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    17,002

    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Nuclear power is NOT a renewable and is outrageously expensive. If asked what is THE most expensive facility to built, what takes THE longest to build, what is THE most expensive to operate, and which one can potentially render an entire region uninhabitable for 10,000 years - and the answer to all is nuclear power.
    There is still life around Chernobyl the expense and time has to do with safety regulations from 40 years ago. I imagine we could build them cheaper and faster and safely today. If not, we could just hire the French to do it for us.

  6. #126
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    New England
    Last Seen
    05-01-14 @ 03:29 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    12,879

    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Is your father still alive?
    No he is not, though his death cannot be attributed to the three years he worked security at the plant.

  7. #127
    Sage
    EagleAye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Last Seen
    03-28-13 @ 09:08 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    5,697

    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Nuclear power is NOT a renewable and is outrageously expensive. If asked what is THE most expensive facility to built, what takes THE longest to build, what is THE most expensive to operate, and which one can potentially render an entire region uninhabitable for 10,000 years - and the answer to all is nuclear power.
    Nuclear is expensive. On the other hand it produces a tremendous amount of power. So it's cost per kWh is actually very low, often less than coal. And no nuclear plant has ever rendered any region uninhabitable for 10,000 years. That is strictly supposition.
    Check out my Blog http://momusnews.wordpress.com/
    Sherry's Photography site: http://www.sheywicklundphotos.com/

  8. #128
    Sage
    UtahBill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Utah
    Last Seen
    12-03-17 @ 01:39 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    17,687

    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    It exists in Wikipedia.

    in the fiction category


    Yeah, but you can't supply a skyscraper with a solar heater, you need something more powerful.
    not many people live in skyscrapers, so not much hot water needed....



    That's good but we can't just throw our existing infrastructure away, that wouldn't be so green.
    never said anything like that....these things have to be phased in, with phasors set on stun for the slow to get it crowd...
    Oracle of Utah
    Truth rings hollow in empty heads.

  9. #129
    On Vacation
    joko104's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:48 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    31,568
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    No he is not, though his death cannot be attributed to the three years he worked security at the plant.
    How old was he when he passed on?

  10. #130
    Sage
    UtahBill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Utah
    Last Seen
    12-03-17 @ 01:39 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    17,687

    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Nuclear power is NOT a renewable and is outrageously expensive. If asked what is THE most expensive facility to built, what takes THE longest to build, what is THE most expensive to operate, and which one can potentially render an entire region uninhabitable for 10,000 years - and the answer to all is nuclear power.
    we have lots of uranium on hand, so it doesn't need to be renewable...
    a "clean" coal plant, with latest scrubbing technology, costs as much as nuclear...
    New Jersey is "uninhabitable", yet people live there...
    Oracle of Utah
    Truth rings hollow in empty heads.

Page 13 of 39 FirstFirst ... 3111213141523 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •