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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I support nuclear power and the creation of nuclear power plants.
    I wonder if you and the others who support it are NIMBY's.


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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    My home receives power from a ComEd nuclear reactor, and I also have my own solar panels.

    I support both methods of power generation.

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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    As an avid scifi fan and technology nut, I support nuclear power in theory. However, I do not trust private enterprise to operate nuclear power plants in the safest manner possible. Including dealing with the waste.

    Last years BP debacle illustrates this well.

    However, I don't have much more confidence in the govt. either. For other reasons.

    If someone like the Dalai Lama, or whoever, took over operation of nuclear power, some group who took their safe operation as some kind of "sacred mission", I think that might work. I think Heinlein wrote a story along these lines.

    Nuclear power could save us all, if corporate greed or govt bureaucratic incompetency didn't kill us all first.

    Therefore I voted other.

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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    correct, if Yellowstone blows, we don't want to be there....
    Hell, if yellowstone blows nobody wants to be ANYWHERE in North America!
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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I wonder if you and the others who support it are NIMBY's.
    I do have a nuclear powerplant about 30 miles down wind. I would not want one any closer.
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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    As an avid scifi fan and technology nut, I support nuclear power in theory. However, I do not trust private enterprise to operate nuclear power plants in the safest manner possible. Including dealing with the waste.

    Last years BP debacle illustrates this well.

    However, I don't have much more confidence in the govt. either. For other reasons.

    If someone like the Dalai Lama, or whoever, took over operation of nuclear power, some group who took their safe operation as some kind of "sacred mission", I think that might work. I think Heinlein wrote a story along these lines.

    Nuclear power could save us all, if corporate greed or govt bureaucratic incompetency didn't kill us all first.

    Therefore I voted other.

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    Heinlein is my favorite SF writer...
    There should be zero tolerance when it comes to personnel problems at nuclear power plants. You either have the right attitude about safety, or you work somewhere else....
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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    not counting chernobyl, a bad design, I am pretty sure that nuclear power has caused NO deaths....
    SL-1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    There was an accident that killed three Americans in 1961, but the system was not computerized, and the workers had to guess more of when to lift the rods. Even then, when you compare this to deaths from coal pollution or mine accidents, nuclear power is much safer. However, as pbrauer said, nuclear power, at least now is very, very expensive. A lot of this is due to regulation. I am not sure about how to reform the regulations to make building cheaper but still providing adequate safety.
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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I wonder if you and the others who support it are NIMBY's.
    I don't care where it is, personally. If they want to build it in my area, fine with me.
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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    SL1 was a small test reactor from the very early days of nuclear design, not a commercial nuke...
    Rods were manually adjusted, the explosion was a steam explosion due to a rod being pulled up too far, too fast...
    Why the operator did it? who knows?
    SL1 was supposed to be decomissioned next month, they knew it had potential problems and were shutting it down. The earthquake was just bad timing.
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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    This is the fourth worst nuclear disaster in Japanese history.

    1. Hiroshima
    2. Nagasaki
    3. Godzilla
    4. This.

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