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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I favor it, just don't build anything within 25 square miles of a plant. Then you don't have to worry as much about evac.
    25 square miles of land is likely worth far more than the nuclear plant's construction costs, especially if its not wilderness. Energy costs would be huge enough that it would not be feasible to build one.

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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    What do you think of government regulations that would
    1) require multiple redundancies in order to ensure safe operations and reduce catastrophic accidents happening from disasters and
    2) an automatic penalty of death sentenced upon anyone who engages in any type of corruption regarding the building, operation, and investigation of a nuclear power plant?
    While I don't necessarily agree with the death penalty, I think these ideas are helpful minimizing the risks as long as we still have to rely on nuclear energy.

    Still I am skeptic this would solve the problem entirely. Humans just make mistakes. A small risk will always remain. So the long term goal of a phase out is still preferable.
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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post
    While I don't necessarily agree with the death penalty, I think these ideas are helpful minimizing the risks as long as we still have to rely on nuclear energy.

    Still I am skeptic this would solve the problem entirely. Humans just make mistakes. A small risk will always remain. So the long term goal of a phase out is still preferable.
    I believe a better perspective is would be the least harm perspective. What causes the least harm? Living with 1800s technology and no electicity, coal, nuclear, green, etc along with the various tradeoffs and our current level of technology.

    Just because nuclear has the potential for harm, once that harm is computed and compared to other possibilities, we have an answer.

    Big blowups are bad, but if they are rare enough, they are not really a problem.

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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    absolutely favor it. I also favor it to be further researched and studied in order to prevent like these things happening.

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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    absolutely favor it. I also favor it to be further researched and studied in order to prevent like these things happening.
    I think this is a case of the 80/20 rule. How often do we have earthquakes like this? Especially on such an old facility.

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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    The biggest problem with nuclear plants is that it is hard to get both safety and cost effectiveness at the same time. It is possible to build an ultra-safe plant in the middle of nowhere, but you could afford 100% safe power at that kind of cost. The real problem with nuclear power is that private enterprise won't touch it without serious government incentives. I would say at this point government incentives could probably get a better return for solar power.

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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    I favor but, a nuclear power industry of the free market.
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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    I do not favor nuclear power, however that is the opposite view I've taken in the past. I grew up about 3 miles south of the Indian Point power plant on the Hudson river outside NYC. Safety was never a problem with me. But

    • Nuclear plants are very expensive to build.
    • Nuclear power is very expensive.
    • Just the power to mine/process the nuclear fuel takes itself a lot of fossile fuels, so I don't think they give the benefit, that most people think they do.
    • Nobody will insure a nuclear plant, so the U.S. govenment must do it.
    • People fear them, so this a huge stumbling block.


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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by peepnklown View Post
    I favor but, a nuclear power industry of the free market.
    You want something as dangerous as a nuclear power plant to have no regulations?
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