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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Given what's taking place in Japan's reactors after the earthquake, this is certainly a topical question. Not much to add.
    I am leaning towards not sure and no. Some people are saying oh its not really that bad it won't be like Chernobyl, Chernobyl was part of some dirt poor cheap ass soviet union design.However Japan is not a 3rd world country and and a lot of our nuclear plants have the same design as theirs and they are talking on the news about a full meltdown and a radioactive leak that may last months and a nuclear fallout. I am not sure a worst case scenario with nuclear power plants is worth having them. I am pretty sure that if a coal power plant explodes then everything can quickly be cleaned up and a new coal power plant rebuilt. I am not so sure the same thing can be said about a nuclear power plant.
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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I am leaning towards not sure and no. Some people are saying oh its not really that bad it won't be like Chernobyl, Chernobyl was part of some dirt poor cheap ass soviet union design.However Japan is not a 3rd world country and and a lot of our nuclear plants have the same design as theirs and they are talking on the news about a full meltdown and a radioactive leak that may last months and a nuclear fallout. I am not sure a worst case scenario with nuclear power plants is worth having them. I am pretty sure that if a coal power plant explodes then everything can quickly be cleaned up and a new coal power plant rebuilt. I am not so sure the same thing can be said about a nuclear power plant.
    It'll be worst case a partial meltdown, I'm pretty sure they have most of it under control now though. Modern nuclear plants have so many failsafe measures put in them, I doubt we'd have anything like Chernobyl even with a magnitude 10 earthquake. This'll end up being another Three mile island, nothing to worry about.
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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    looks like I am wrong, but I did read somewhere that some members are trying to get a dialogue going. Tho it may have been greenpeace of some other group....
    Democrat Sierra Club NO-Energy Policies..........

    .....the Party of NO for the last 5 decades......and the only reason this country remains energy (D)epenendent.
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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Democrat Sierra Club NO-Energy Policies..........

    .....the Party of NO for the last 5 decades......and the only reason this country remains energy (D)epenendent.
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    Lol, is that supposed to be a joke? The only president in the last few decades who actually gave a legitimate try to energy independence was carter.
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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Probably not, considering she lives in Illinois.
    I misread ComEd as ConEd.
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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by iamitter View Post
    … I'm pretty sure they have most of it under control now though. …
    I fear not.

    Excerpted from “Emergency Cooling Effort Failing at Japanese Reactor, Deepening Crisis” By HIROKO TABUCHI, KEITH BRADSHER and MATT WALD, The New York Times, Published: March 14, 2011
    Japan’s struggle to contain the crisis at a stricken nuclear power plant worsened sharply early Tuesday morning, as emergency operations to pump seawater into one crippled reactor failed at least temporarily, increasing the risk of an uncontrolled release of radioactive material, officials said. …

    The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power, said late Monday that repeated efforts to inject seawater into the reactor had failed, causing water levels inside the reactor’s containment vessel to fall and exposing its fuel rods. After what at first appeared to be a successful bid to refill the vessel, water levels again dwindled, this time to critical levels, exposing the rods almost completely, company executives said.

    Workers were having difficulty injecting seawater into the reactor because its vents — necessary to release pressure in the containment vessel by allowing radioactive steam to escape — had stopped working properly, they said. …
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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    I misread ComEd as ConEd.
    Even if you read it wrong, Indian Point is not owned by ConEd. Entergy owns it. To my knowledge, ConEd doesn't own any nuclear reactors anymore.

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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by iamitter View Post
    Lol, is that supposed to be a joke? The only president in the last few decades who actually gave a legitimate try to energy independence was carter.
    Democrat Sierra Club NO-Energy Policies have been banning Made In The USA Energy for the last 5 decades......

    .......it might be funny.....if it wasnt so true.....
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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Even if you read it wrong, Indian Point is not owned by ConEd. Entergy owns it. To my knowledge, ConEd doesn't own any nuclear reactors anymore.
    Thanks for that; you know we're all interested. My misreading ComEd as ConEd, led me to believe Tasha was in New York and that the nuclear power plant she referred to might be Indian Point. And, my point was that Indian Point is another example of a poorly situated facility which represents a significant threat to a large population were it ever to lose containment. Nuclear power, rightly or wrongly, will always be highly controversial in this country which increases the costs to such an extent that it becomes economically unfeasible.
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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Thanks for that; you know we're all interested. My misreading ComEd as ConEd, led me to believe Tasha was in New York and that the nuclear power plant she referred to might be Indian Point. And, my point was that Indian Point is another example of a poorly situated facility which represents a significant threat to a large population were it ever to lose containment. Nuclear power, rightly or wrongly, will always be highly controversial in this country which increases the costs to such an extent that it becomes economically unfeasible.
    Even if you did misread ComEd as ConEd, the fact that Indian Point is not owned or operated by ConEd implies that you make assumptions about things without taking the time to check the facts.

    This does not inspire confidence in your opinions on issues, because it becomes impossible to discern what is a legitimate piece of information and what is a baseless assumption not founded in fact.

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