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 Pinkie View Post
    You do know one chemical used in fraking is benzene?
    Benzene in another term for gasoline, and it is used to thin petroleum based fracking fluid mixes. By the way its cracked from oil, the stuff they are trying to recover. Fracking is the short term for hydraulic fracturing. Think hydraulic jack. Pump up the pressure of the fluid in the ram and the ram goes up. Well hydraulic fracturing works similarly to that and ice in a closed container. The container breaks as the pressure from the ice expanding exceeds its strength thresshold. Same with hydraulic fracturing in rock formations using a different method. Sand is put into the fracturing mix to keep the rocks fractures expanded. We have been using some variation of enhanced recovery out were I live for a very long time since the forties I believe, due to the nature of the oil we are trying to recover some of which is very similar in consitancy to tar, like the Le Brea Tar pits.
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    Who is "they"?
    Who do you think? The goverment duh. Its highly unlawful to posses let alone use enriched uranium in any form. Actually most any radiological is highly regulated. Believe me unless I live some where other than the US I aint gona be able to own my own nuclear reactor. Which sucks I could think of some very interesting and cool uses for that kinda electrical generating power. Oh well
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Benzene in another term for gasoline, and it is used to thin petroleum based fracking fluid mixes. By the way its cracked from oil, the stuff they are trying to recover. Fracking is the short term for hydraulic fracturing. Think hydraulic jack. Pump up the pressure of the fluid in the ram and the ram goes up. Well hydraulic fracturing works similarly to that and ice in a closed container. The container breaks as the pressure from the ice expanding exceeds its strength thresshold. Same with hydraulic fracturing in rock formations using a different method. Sand is put into the fracturing mix to keep the rocks fractures expanded. We have been using some variation of enhanced recovery out were I live for a very long time since the forties I believe, due to the nature of the oil we are trying to recover some of which is very similar in consitancy to tar, like the Le Brea Tar pits.
    You may be right, but this must be something new, Pirate. For one thing, it's spreading like wildfire and we have suburban communities here that are allowing it. Dat's right -- 300 feet from your back door is a fraking drill -- and good luck trying to sell your home after that.

    Ohio's gone bat**** for this, and we used to control such activities at the municipal level. Now the state has all the control, and they apparently never say "no".

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Who do you think? The goverment duh. Its highly unlawful to posses let alone use enriched uranium in any form. Actually most any radiological is highly regulated. Believe me unless I live some where other than the US I aint gona be able to own my own nuclear reactor. Which sucks I could think of some very interesting and cool uses for that kinda electrical generating power. Oh well
    O, *duh*. Of course.

    Still, if you want off the grid, there are technologies around that might could get you there -- one thing we all need is the right to sell excess power to the electric company, so none of needs a huge battery to store it. Parts of California have this -- maybe the whole state.

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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 do believe the government can do a good job when it comes to this and various other things. And yes.


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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    You may be right, but this must be something new, Pirate. For one thing, it's spreading like wildfire and we have suburban communities here that are allowing it. Dat's right -- 300 feet from your back door is a fraking drill -- and good luck trying to sell your home after that.

    Ohio's gone bat**** for this, and we used to control such activities at the municipal level. Now the state has all the control, and they apparently never say "no".
    I dont know how they do things out there but out here if I had a well on my property I'd be a very happy camper. You coundn't get me to move. They cant just come on your land without compinsation for the use of it, even if they have mineral rights. The reason they are going for it is there is serious money in it for the property owner the well is on. If you own the miniral rights the oil companies will lease them from you and pay you a royalty for allowing them to put a well on your property. If you dont own the miniral rights they will lease your land for putting a well on your property. Your property will pay for itself and provide a tidy profit too, while oil prices are on the high side. That probaly why Ohio is going for oil drilling in a big way. Because every dime you make the state taxes and makes a handsome sum.
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    One side use for nuclear is food sterilization.... "nuked" foods can be stored without refrigeration, salmonella won't happen, etc.
    Not for home use, though...
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I do believe the government can do a good job when it comes to this and various other things. And yes.
    Well, you obviously have more faith in politicians than I.
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by FluffyNinja View Post
    Well, you obviously have more faith in politicians than I.
    Not so much politicians but more the people themselves and the people who work for those politicians.


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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    until you develop cancer.


    Yup, everybody that lives within 20 miles of a nuke plant gets cancer, well known fact.


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