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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    I support nuclear power (in an armchair, totally passive sort of way). From what I've read, modern nuclear plants have a bajillion failsafe systems in place. If every technician in the plant suddenly dropped dead, the reactor would shut down on its own. Waste is still a problem, but waste is a problem with every form of power generation.

    Besides, if we don't support it now, where will the impetus to discover fusion come from?

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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.
    No, I don't - never have.

    Seems futile to depend on a power production process that has the capability of wiping out the entire population it's suppose to be helping.

    Seems ****ing stupid, really.
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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    I fully support Nuclear Energy. It;s about time to start building new plants here in the USA. It's clean and once Yucca Mountain is done we will have a safe place to store the spent fuel. Look at France the majority of there energy comes from Nuclear Plants and they seem to be doing just find.

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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    I think it's irrelevant whether I favor nuclear power or not; after the last two days, the American people will never allow another nuclear power plant to be built anywhere near them ever again.

    See also: After Tokyo 2011: It's the end of [nuclear power] as we know it
    Not true....wait and see...
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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBook View Post
    I favor it, but believe it to be dangerous.

    We all know how much corruption, corner-cutting and other hi-jinks goes on in normal businesses and the same would likely happen at nuclear power plants. Except when you cut corners or give the job to the lowest bidder, a hole gets blasted in the earth making the surrounding region uninhabitable.
    Cutting corners is hard to do in the nuclear industry. Too many people are watching. Been there, seen it...
    Nuke power plants cannot explode like a bomb. Chernobyl was a poor design, not used by the rest of the world.
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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    if we're ever going to get away from oil, not only do I have nuclear power, but I don't think we can survive without it.
    in order for nuclear power to replace much oil, we need a lot more electric cars...
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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    The chances of a 9.1 quake hitting anywhere in the vast majority of the country are incredibly slim. It is important to note that far more coal miners die in mine accidents each year than people die in nuclear accidents. I'm also not sure about American coal plants' effects on public health, but coal plants have led to more deaths in this country than nuclear plants (meaning that deaths from coal pollution have been higher than three since 1961).
    not counting chernobyl, a bad design, I am pretty sure that nuclear power has caused NO deaths....
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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?
    Multiple redundancies are already being used, were from the start, but even more so since TMI...
    Contractors are not the problem, individual people are. I have worked in the nuclear industry in the Navy, in Idaho, and AZ.
    Sailors on nuclear subs take very good care of thier plant, their lives depend on it.
    Civilian nukes, like the one I worked at in AZ, have a lot oversight, with huge fines at stake, but stupidity and a cavalier attitude by a few operators can cause a meltdown. TMI would have had a lot different outcome had the operators stood back and did nothing, but instead they failed to believe the instrumentation, and TURNED OFF the emergency cooling system...
    And the test reactors at Idaho? I saw things that would have garnered huge fines had they been done at a civilian plant. Poorly trained operators is the most likely cause of an "incident"....
    Qualifications to apply for a job at a nuke plant are an engineering or science degree, or Navy Nuclear Power School. Existing employees get trained, and retrained, repeatedly.
    Nuclear power is safe, overall.
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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    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.
    not that expensive per kw/hr, compared to coal....mining and processing of nuclear fuel has its very dangerous and deadly counterpart in the coal mines, coal plants have trainloads of coal coming in all the time, and trainloads of ash leaving, people fear them because they don't have the technical education to understand them, and the media plays to their fears with their own ignorant reporting.
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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    I see lots of female children in Japan's future.
    'splain that, Lucy......
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