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

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Thread: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I'd never vote for you. Practical is unAmerican.
    Please don't. I rather get things done than be a politician.
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    Exactly. Why make an impossible assault on an American nuclear plant when they probably won't even have to "buy" it from Iran?
    with the terrorist discount, and free shipping, any terrorist can have their own little dirty bomb....
    We missed a good chance to sell small tactical nuclear weapons to both sides during the Iran/Iraq war. we could have sold nuclear hand grenades to both countries....
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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    with the terrorist discount, and free shipping, any terrorist can have their own little dirty bomb....
    We missed a good chance to sell small tactical nuclear weapons to both sides during the Iran/Iraq war. we could have sold nuclear hand grenades to both countries....
    That would have simplified the middle-east equation, wouldn't it. I like the idea of giving an idiot enough rope to hang himself with.
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Tolerate it?! I'm a strong supporter of it!

    I live about 20 miles away from a nuclear power plant, we have never had a scare in my lifetime. The closest thing that could be regarded as a "scare" was when a car load of 'Arab' looking men were scouting out the area near one of the fences about a year or so after 9-11. They were driven off by security and that's the last anyone ever heard of the incident.

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    And that's why I would like to see Thorium nuclear plants (one of many reasons). It's not easy to misuse for weapons.
    Last I checked, the only way to use Thorium for nuclear weapons is to run in through a special type of breeder reactor to produce plutonium. Basically, only India is doing this as it never signed the NPT and needs a way to generate large amounts of fissile material for weapons. For everyone else, it's just easier to buy or mine uranium. Converting over to thorium with a strict construction code effectively eliminates the production of fissile material for weapons.
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    Because people start to panic at the mere mention of nuclear without even thoroughly understanding the facts. People look at the Fukushima disaster which involved extraordinary circumstances that NOBODY ever imagined possible.
    Granted though, TEPCO kind of screwed up its safety and the Japanese government wasn't a very good regulator when it came to TEPCO.
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    If asked, "Would you like an almost completely clean source of efficient renewable energy instead of your coal plants to avert the destruction of the environment?" I cannot see any sense in me replying with a "no".

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    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...
    That's not what I'm talking about.

    The issue is potential bombing of on-site storage facilities. Just imagine the release of nuclear wastes in to the environment - the surrounding environment could become inhabitable, there increased risk of cancers and various diseases, not to mention groundwater contamination.

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by waas View Post
    That's not what I'm talking about.

    The issue is potential bombing of on-site storage facilities. Just imagine the release of nuclear wastes in to the environment - the surrounding environment could become inhabitable, there increased risk of cancers and various diseases, not to mention groundwater contamination.
    It would take a lot of effort, and there are far easier targets. These buildings are guarded, and the water tank is thick walled concrete.

    Why would a terrorist stop at just making a few acres uninhabitable when he can kill thousands by poisoning our water or spreading some nasty disease....
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    [QUOTE=UtahBill;1061175114]It would take a lot of effort, and there are far easier targets. These buildings are guarded, and the water tank is thick walled concrete.[/ vQUOTE]

    Safe enough, hunh. Well, when it comes to the aforementioned risks, that's not good enough for me.

    Human error happens and, if a terrorist manages to attack one of these on site storage facilities, the results would be devastating. Further, just a thick walled concrete tank won't stop folks with the kind of resources major terrorist organizations have.

    Why would a terrorist stop at just making a few acres uninhabitable when he can kill thousands by poisoning our water or spreading some nasty disease....
    Contaminating ground water isn't poisoning water? Cancer's just "some nasty disease"? News to me.

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