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Thread: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

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    Re: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    There was no earthquake at Chernobyl and there was no earthquake at Three Mile Island and there were no earthquakes in the 9 nuclear reactor cores in the world's oceans as a result of those "super safe" nuclear submarines.
    They were all human stupidity especially Chernobyl, the point is they are safe as long as you let people who know what they are doing control it and don't build the things on fault lines.

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    Re: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    What do you say for places that do not have earthquakes?
    Many of our nuclear accidents have been caused not by natural disasters but by human error or design flaws. So I am against them regardless of where they are built.

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    Re: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    Many of our nuclear accidents have been caused not by natural disasters but by human error or design flaws. So I am against them regardless of where they are built.
    You shouldn't be against nuclear but for stronger regulations and regulatory bodies.

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    Re: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    You shouldn't be against nuclear but for stronger regulations and regulatory bodies.
    I absolutely disagree. Regulations and regulatory bodies are bought and sold in our CORPORATOCRACY.

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    Re: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    Many of our nuclear accidents have been caused not by natural disasters but by human error or design flaws. So I am against them regardless of where they are built.
    Do you realize how few nuclear accidents there have actually been? Very few.
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    Re: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    The Chernobyl disaster was a sizable contributing factor in the economic collapse of the U.S.S.R. Fukushima has the same economic devastation potential for Japan. Many people support nuclear energy over fossil fuels but I believe they overlook a very important aspect. When nuclear goes real bad it is far more devastating environmentally and economically then fossil fuels will ever likely to be. A massive scale nuclear disaster has the potential to render the entire earth unsafe. Some experts believe that a "worse case" scenario with Fukushima's remaining stored spent fuel rods could make the entire northern hemisphere unsafe for human habitation. While such accidents may be very unlikely why risk everything even on the slimiest chance?

    As you can tell I am against fusion reactors and believe all should be shut down. To me the potential harm outweighs the benefits. Humans are simply to irresponsible to harness such devastating potential.
    What a funny belief. No, a major nuclear reactor disaster absolutely could not render the entire Earth unsafe.

    And why would you be against "fusion reactors"? First of all, we don't operate fusion reactors because fusion requires a lot of energy to make happen. Cold fusion is constantly being worked on, but so far has been unsuccessful. We operate "fission reactors", most of which have built in safety protocols that work pretty darn well.
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    Re: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Do you realize how few nuclear accidents there have actually been? Very few.

    Nuke Plants can't be financed through banks due to excessive liability risks. That means the banks don't think they are safe.

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    Re: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Nuke Plants can't be financed through banks due to excessive liability risks. That means the banks don't think they are safe.
    Because banks don't know much more than the general public. That doesn't change the actual risks of nuclear power, especially compared to the risks of other sources of energy that we currently have.

    Better regulation, inspections, training, and holding plants accountable is what is needed.
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    Re: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    What a funny belief. No, a major nuclear reactor disaster absolutely could not render the entire Earth unsafe.
    They could depending on the scale of the incident. A single reactor accident if nothing else was involved would not, however when other aspects are involved it has the potential. Many facilities now have multiple (5+) reactors as well as large stockpiles of spend fuel on premises. The real risk now at the Fukushima complex is the spent fuel losing cooling containment and catching fire. Some estimates show that if this were to occur and catch all the stored fuel on premises on fire that it would put enough radiation into the air that it would contaminate the entire northern hemisphere to the point it would no longer be safe for human habitation (without serious health risks).

    The Chernobyl facility had 4 reactors with 2 more under construction. Only one of the reactors melting down contaminated thousands of square miles with radioactive particles. Even today parts as far away as the UK, farmland and crops continue to be monitored to insure radiation levels pose no serious risk to those consuming crops planted in the region.

    Imagine a multi reactor complex with large amounts of stored fuel on premise being struck by a 1km asteroid or some other major event. It could have devastating affects even on a global scale. Sure the odds are almost nil but the threat is still there.

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post

    And why would you be against "fusion reactors"? First of all, we don't operate fusion reactors because fusion requires a lot of energy to make happen. Cold fusion is constantly being worked on, but so far has been unsuccessful. We operate "fission reactors", most of which have built in safety protocols that work pretty darn well.
    You are correct and it was a mistype on my behalf. I meant to say fission reactor plants.

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    Re: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Human error tends to draw further attention than naturally occuring problems.
    That's only because you can't sue an earthquake.
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