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 TheDemSocialist View Post
    Its not so much "co$t" im worried about its more about safety, and safety standards when dealing with the people and communities that surround them. Also i believe something as dangerous as nuclear power should not be put in the hands of a for profit business.
    The "profit" for politicians ........comes in the form of votes. If you are under the illusion that elected officials haven't and won't "cut corners" and jeopardize community safety for the sake of getting re-elected or for moving up the political ladder........you should re-evaluate your confidence level in regards to the average elected official.......IMHO of course.
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by FluffyNinja View Post
    The domestic oil production industry was/is also supposedly "strictly regulated" by the fed govt.
    Where did you get that notion? Want to see a regulated industry? Go to banking. Oil's got nothing on banking.
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    We hate nuclear power. Have one near us - broken - and they talk of building 2 more at tens of billions of dollars of cost. They added 50% to everyone's electric bill in anticipation of maybe fixing the broken one and building 2 more - maybe ready to use in 10 to 20 years. We have about the highest electric bills in the country.

    I have NO doubt if they had to blow off radioactive steam they'd never tell anyone.

    As for safety, they don't allow anyone to work in the facility for more than 2 years due to accumulated radiation. Most quit much sooner despite being the highest pay around.

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    We hate nuclear power. Have one near us - broken - and they talk of building 2 more at tens of billions of dollars of cost. They added 50% to everyone's electric bill in anticipation of maybe fixing the broken one and building 2 more - maybe ready to use in 10 to 20 years. We have about the highest electric bills in the country.

    I have NO doubt if they had to blow off radioactive steam they'd never tell anyone.

    As for safety, they don't allow anyone to work in the facility for more than 2 years due to accumulated radiation. Most quit much sooner despite being the highest pay around.
    The problem isn't the plant, it's who owns it. Private enterprise involved with the water and power supply leads to increased rates (and often inferior quality).

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    We hate nuclear power. Have one near us - broken - and they talk of building 2 more at tens of billions of dollars of cost. They added 50% to everyone's electric bill in anticipation of maybe fixing the broken one and building 2 more - maybe ready to use in 10 to 20 years. We have about the highest electric bills in the country.

    I have NO doubt if they had to blow off radioactive steam they'd never tell anyone.

    As for safety, they don't allow anyone to work in the facility for more than 2 years due to accumulated radiation. Most quit much sooner despite being the highest pay around.
    in the USA?
    I doubt it....
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by FluffyNinja View Post
    The "profit" for politicians ........comes in the form of votes.
    The difference is if the people dont agree with it then the people dont vote for them.

    If you are under the illusion that elected officials haven't and won't "cut corners" and jeopardize community safety for the sake of getting re-elected or for moving up the political ladder........you should re-evaluate your confidence level in regards to the average elected official.......IMHO of course.
    When we have tough standards set up by the government then its hard to cut corners even for a elected official.


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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Depends on the variables. How stable is the environment around the reactor, i.e. will an earthquake, hurricane, wildfire or other natural disaster in the immediate area be enough of a threat to destabalize it and cause a meltdown. As well I would want to make sure the newest techs are employed and it's as safe as possible. If it's not a threat to the public and waste is disposed of properly absolutely.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Where did you get that notion? Want to see a regulated industry? Go to banking. Oil's got nothing on banking.
    and yet it is the bankers who are most adept at gaming the system for personal gain...
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Depends on the variables. How stable is the environment around the reactor, i.e. will an earthquake, hurricane, wildfire or other natural disaster in the immediate area be enough of a threat to destabalize it and cause a meltdown. As well I would want to make sure the newest techs are employed and it's as safe as possible. If it's not a threat to the public and waste is disposed of properly absolutely.
    Pretty much everywhere in the US has some natural disaster issue. Whether it be tornados, hurricanes or earthquakes. Granted, building on a fault line is dumb idea, but it's pretty much impossible to get a 100% natural disaster free zone.

    That said, we should build either thorium reactors or pebble bed reactors. It will take more space, but they will be far safer, not only in operation but in the waste problem.
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    and yet it is the bankers who are most adept at gaming the system for personal gain...
    That is partially because the past 10 years we pretty much let them do what they wanted. And many bankers simply got stupid. However, to be fair a lot of industries got stupid.
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