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

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

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    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.



    Contaminating ground water isn't poisoning water? Cancer's just "some nasty disease"? News to me.
    To contaminate ground water, you need access to it. It would take a train load of explosives to blow a hole in the ground that deep. An explosion in a spent fuel pool will throw the water UPWARD. I have been in a spent fuel pool building....altho it is not like the dome containment, it is still quite secure. Of course, if you have access to a 747, you can penetrate that building, but you would be hard pressed to damage the spent fuel pool walls enough to make it drain, or even leak...

    Your profile is conveniently blank, are you hiding something? like no basis in education, training, or experience to justify your stance?
    Anonymous posters are all too often openly ignorant of the technology that we have used to make our nukes safe.
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Granted though, TEPCO kind of screwed up its safety and the Japanese government wasn't a very good regulator when it came to TEPCO.
    Well, there you go. Follow the safety guidelines and nuclear is very safe. It takes a long chain of circumstances to cause the trouble that people worry so much (too much) about. It's far less safe to cross a busy street than live near a nuclear plant.
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    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.



    Contaminating ground water isn't poisoning water? Cancer's just "some nasty disease"? News to me.
    That's where you and I disagree. You live in some fanciful world where there's no chance of a terrorist destroying a storage cask, and the building they're stored in(if this is the case, which it often isn't). I however, live in a reality where a chance of one of these casks leaking is conceivable.

    You simply seeing an on site storage facility doesn't count as a replacement for common sense.

    And as for my profile? This is an anonymous, lighthearted debate site and I'm perfectly content with it staying that way. Disagreements on this board are not meant to be taken seriously and if you want to make it some kind of pillar of internet accountability, you'll do it alone.

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    If the terrorists haven't attacked nuclear facilities now, then why would they after we build a few more? It's extraordinarily impractical to attack a nuclear power plant, when there are cheaper/easier, and more deadly ways to wage terrorist activities.

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

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    That's where you and I disagree. You live in some fanciful world where there's no chance of a terrorist destroying a storage cask, and the building they're stored in(if this is the case, which it often isn't). I however, live in a reality where a chance of one of these casks leaking is conceivable.

    You simply seeing an on site storage facility doesn't count as a replacement for common sense.

    And as for my profile? This is an anonymous, lighthearted debate site and I'm perfectly content with it staying that way. Disagreements on this board are not meant to be taken seriously and if you want to make it some kind of pillar of internet accountability, you'll do it alone.
    there are videos of people purposely trying to destroy a dry cask.....
    Google is your friend.....
    here is one Cask Test - 1978 - YouTube
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Meanwhile in Japan....



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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

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    That's where you and I disagree. You live in some fanciful world where there's no chance of a terrorist destroying a storage cask, and the building they're stored in(if this is the case, which it often isn't). I however, live in a reality where a chance of one of these casks leaking is conceivable.

    You simply seeing an on site storage facility doesn't count as a replacement for common sense.

    And as for my profile? This is an anonymous, lighthearted debate site and I'm perfectly content with it staying that way. Disagreements on this board are not meant to be taken seriously and if you want to make it some kind of pillar of internet accountability, you'll do it alone.
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    Meanwhile in Japan....


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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    I support the Keystone pipeline, getting more natural gas and drilling more of our oil as well as more nuclear power. I think we should go for the most cost effective method that results in energy independence (or at least has us getting more energy from Canada and virtually none from the Middle East).
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I support the Keystone pipeline, getting more natural gas and drilling more of our oil as well as more nuclear power. I think we should go for the most cost effective method that results in energy independence (or at least has us getting more energy from Canada and virtually none from the Middle East).
    apparently the Saudi govt sees the handwriting on the wall and are getting into electricity in a big way...solar and nuclear....google saudi nuclear

    lots of good stuff to read...
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