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

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  • Hell no! Remember Chernobyl?

    21 16.67%
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  • Maybe. What do the scientists say?

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

    79 62.70%
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by waas View Post
    I know. We also release it as fly ash.


    They're contained on site at nuclear power plants, which makes them ideal targets for terrorists. See, if these things get out in the open...

    Further, these wastes can be used weaponry.


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    for a terrorist organization to get hold of a spent fuel rod, they would have to attack the facility to get IN while dragging a dry cask behind them. Then they have to load the spent fuel into the dry cask without exposing themselves to the incredible amount of radiation that is currently being shielded by 20 feet of water, or more. Think almost instant death if they don't do it right. Then they would have to fight their way OUT against the helicopter gunships that will have arrived while they were busing loading the spent fuel into the dry cask. And it takes a heavy duty tractor trailer rig to haul away the cask, which would have a dozen or so flat tires by now.
    Terrorist, at best, might be able to pump the water OUT of the spent fuel pool causing damage to the fuel, but it is a lot of water, and it would take a lot of time. The pumps they have on site are not likely designed to rapidly empty any tank, much less a spent fuel pool.
    Long story short, not gonna happen...especially when in only a few more years, they can just buy spent fuel from Iran...
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Let's compromise. We create a nuclear reactor that powers a light that is converted to photovoltaic energy.

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Let's compromise. We create a nuclear reactor that powers a light that is converted to photovoltaic energy.
    already have it, the sun, and God holds all the patents...
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Long story short, not gonna happen...especially when in only a few more years, they can just buy spent fuel from Iran...
    Exactly. Why make an impossible assault on an American nuclear plant when they probably won't even have to "buy" it from Iran?
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    already have it, the sun, and God holds all the patents...
    Please, only yankees get it 24 hours a day. Giant floodlights on nuclear powered satellites are the wave of the future. Richard Branson, GE, and Bruce Wayne would all invest.

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Please, only yankees get it 24 hours a day. Giant floodlights on nuclear powered satellites are the wave of the future. Richard Branson, GE, and Bruce Wayne would all invest.
    Why not just have satellites collecting power from the largest spotlight in our solar system?
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    already have it, the sun, and God holds all the patents...
    We're working on reverse engineering that patent. I'm not holding my breath, mind you, but I do hope the ITER fusion project works out.

    ITER (originally an acronym of International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) is an international nuclear fusion research and engineering project, which is currently building the world's largest and most advanced experimental tokamak nuclear fusion reactor at the Cadarache facility in the south of France.[1] The ITER project aims to make the long-awaited transition from experimental studies of plasma physics to full-scale electricity-producing fusion power plants. The project is funded and run by seven member entities — the European Union (EU), India, Japan, China, Russia, South Korea and the United States. The EU, as host party for the ITER complex, is contributing 45% of the cost, with the other six parties contributing 9% each.[2][3][4]

    The ITER fusion reactor itself has been designed to produce 500 megawatts of output power for 50 megawatts of input power, or ten times the amount of energy put in.[5] The machine is expected to demonstrate the principle of producing more energy from the fusion process than is used to initiate it, something that has not yet been achieved with previous fusion reactors. Construction of the facility began in 2007, and the first plasma is expected to be produced in 2020.[6] When ITER becomes operational, it will become the largest magnetic confinement plasma physics experiment in use, surpassing the Joint European Torus. The first commercial demonstration fusion power plant, named DEMO, is proposed to follow on from the ITER project to bring fusion energy to the commercial market.[7]
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    Why not just have satellites collecting power from the largest spotlight in our solar system?
    Because that would not be a compromise between the Glow-Worms and the Granolas, which is more important than one side winning over the other. Rising tide lifting all boats; variety is the spice of life; etc.

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Because that would not be a compromise between the Glow-Worms and the Granolas, which is more important than one side winning over the other. Rising tide lifting all boats; variety is the spice of life; etc.
    I think I'd rather have something that is a practical solution.
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    I think I'd rather have something that is a practical solution.
    I'd never vote for you. Practical is unAmerican.

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