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

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  • Absolutely! Every other idea is even worse.

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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 Goshin View Post
    They are building another nuke plant within 20 miles of where I sit, along with the existing three-within-100-miles I already have.


    I'm fine with that. Bring it on.
    until you develop cancer.

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    until you develop cancer.
    You do know one chemical used in fraking is benzene?

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    We humans cracked the atom sometime in the early 1940's; built the first nuclear power plant anywhere on the planet in 1954 in the USSR. The US currently has 104 nuclear power plants.

    Nuclear Energy Institute - U.S. Nuclear Power Plants

    I can't believe I'm asking this, but I am. I'd rather have another one in my county than to have fraking for natural gas going on, or coal mining, or that benighted Keystone Pipeline.

    What say you? Could we achieve energy independence via building more nuclear power plants, and if so, would you be willing to do so?
    I would love my own pebblebed reactor. Too bad they wont let me have one.
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by FluffyNinja View Post
    Yes, because we all know our government is so very efficient when it comes to running and/or regulating any industry............I thought the idea was cheaper, cleaner and more efficient.............under this premise, are you certain you want the federal govt running things?
    I don't care if the plants are private or not, as long as they're extremely well-regulated.

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    I would love my own pebblebed reactor. Too bad they wont let me have one.
    Who is "they"?

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    You do know one chemical used in fraking is benzene?
    hummm, i didnt know that. That CANT be good for our drinking water.

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Because of the legal costs. The environmental groups seeking a pay off legally run the cost of nuclear power up dramatically but worse is that "investors" look at the court system and figure they will lose - so they do not try. This is exactly what the left wanted. They legally made it impossible to build new nuclearly power plants. The same is nearly true of refineries - yes we are producing more oil but we still haven't built a new refinery in 30 years.


    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    Well, since the idea seems to appeal across the board -- what's the hold up? Why aren't we building nuclear power plants rather than debating the Keystone Pipeline and handing out fraking licenses like candy?

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    hummm, i didnt know that. That CANT be good for our drinking water.
    It surely is not....and this crap is being injected into the aquifer, not just surface water. Cheney frog-marched through regulations when he was in office so that no US company must disclose exactly what their fraking formula is, but we do have some data -- and none of it is good.

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Because of the legal costs. The environmental groups seeking a pay off legally run the cost of nuclear power up dramatically but worse is that "investors" look at the court system and figure they will lose - so they do not try. This is exactly what the left wanted. They legally made it impossible to build new nuclearly power plants. The same is nearly true of refineries - yes we are producing more oil but we still haven't built a new refinery in 30 years.
    I never chained myself to a power plant construction site, but back in the day, my heart was with the protestors who did.

    I still see no problem with a "zero tolerance" liability scheme -- t'aint like they can have "just a little leak". But I'm surprised this means that building such plants is economically unfeasible.

    Even so, if the private sector can't or won't, I think our government should.

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    I don't care if the plants are private or not, as long as they're extremely well-regulated.
    I agree with the level of regulation; however, my experience has been that when the fed govt attempts to control any industry......the costs usually end up far outweighing the benefits.
    Last edited by FluffyNinja; 11-20-12 at 09:57 PM.
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