heres a page of links, to pictures of the russian dead zone. some
areas are so hot even after all these years you can die.
so take a look around and ask yourselves, is the risk worth it?
what if this happened in our country?
You talking about the recent TVA/NuStart application for the Bellefonte
site? While the application has been filed, it's probably at least four
years before any approvals will wend their way through the licensing
maze. It will, of course, be the acid test for the "streamlined" process...
Hadn't seen that -- TVA Bellefonte was the only one I was aware of that
had actually been filed...
I still wouldn't put "soon" or "very close" in front of either, though.
Hopefully the process will at least be workable this go 'round, though.
heres a question for nuke supporters, do the plants carry insurance
and are willing to pay if a accident similiar to chernobyl does occur?
one that makes permanetely uninhabitible a big chunk of our country,
and the possiblity of loss of life and sickness that would go with
such a accident?
pay everyone to move, for all lost property? expenses and health
Yes, up to a federally mandated maximum.
But, have you yet figured out you can't have a Chernobyl (I surely wish
you'd correct the capitalization even if you can't get anything else
right) physically cannot occur w/o a Chernobyl-type reactor and even if
the reactor design were similar, the simple expedient of actually having
a containment (w/o which _NO_ reactor would ever be licensed in the US
hence making the question of one w/o containment moot for the US) would
mitigate such an event?
since we do not use graphite-moderated reactors for power generation in the
US,a "Chernobyl-type accident" cannot occur.
Note that the Three Mile Island accident was a good example of US nuke
safety.Very little real effect on the environment,the safety systems
worked as designed.France and Japan both generate a significant amount of
their nations electric power very safely.(using pressurized-water reactors)
Have you researched "pebble bed reactors" yet?
They self-moderate,inherently safe.
on 2/28/2008 11:18 PM Jim Yanik said the following:
Doesn't matter. As long as the words 'nuclear', or 'reactor' is
associated with the plant, it is a disaster waiting to happen. Maybe we
should just call them Fission Energy Generators. The Anties won't know
what that means. They'll probably think it is energy generated from
maybe it would be better to build new nuke plants far away from
population centers and just accept the hit on transmission losses?
this way a unforseen accident takes out a rural area, rather than
downtown new york?
this compromiise would probably make everyone reasonably content. nuke
power industry gets to grow and make boatloads of money, away from
most people centers.
hey why not put the plants in mexico? far away from the us border?
it would provide jobs for mexicans, lessening their desire to
immigrate here, still provide the power needed, perhaps use supercold
transmission lines to reduce line losses? and a accident although
still terrible wouldnt effect our country so bad.............
You know, I've wondered about that for a long time too. It would
seem that it would be a great business idea for some investors. With
Mexico's govt culture of corruption, it should be easy to get
approvals and start building with a hell of a lot less opposition and
regulation that you get here. For Mexico, the govt gets $$$, the
politicians get $$$, the locals get lots of jobs during construction,
For the US, we get power, but no jobs and add to the trade deficit.
And then, if they put the nukes near Tijuana, you get a bunch of them
that you have no regulatory control over how safely they are built and
run and if it someday has the accident you're so worried about, San
Diego is right next door. Sounds like the best for everyone!
BTW, it's a swell idea you have to suggest putting something you
consider so potentially lethal in Mexico, where they get take the
risk. May I suggest that it suggests you have some deep rooted
issues that are surfacing?
Why,when there's never been any real problem with US nuke plants?
How far would make you *feel better*?
("reasonably content";define "reasonable")
and yet you worry about nuke security at US plants.....
Its not the US job or responsibility to provide jobs for Mexicans.
Let MEXICO worry about Mexicans.
With all the reactors operating in all the countries of the world,and only
ONE bad accident in RUSSIA,and you worry about uncontained disasters;
that sounds like an *unreasonable* fear to me.
Have you researched "pebble-bed" reactors yet? Inherently safe.
nevada has decided it shouldnt be the countries nuke graveyard,
despite its past.
heres a good question.
if a nuke plant has a accident today, just what is its federally
mandated max insurance cap? i got news for you its trivial, and a
excuusion on everyones homeowners policy too.
essentially you lost so sorry................
those effected would be forced to move with no compensation, no homes
no anything. our government would be forced to help somehow. given how
many might be effected katrina victims would of been considered lucky
while the pro nuke advocates talk of safety, they ignore federal
investigations of safety troubles and bad wiring that could of caused
the nuke power industry like everyone else wants to cut costs, and
have created their own public relations nightmare.
oh and do note i suggested nuke plants in mexico far from our country.
southern mexico would be ideal.
it was very newsworthy perhaps 5 years ago. many reactors had miles of
as to my suggestion of mexico.
my real point is the indusry can try to make the public accept them
but i doubt it will fly.
people dont want cell phone towers in their neighborhood, but a nuke
plant 50 miles away will be much worse...........
If you can't substantiate something specific to discuss, then don't
bring it up. I have given you factual data for every one of your
fantasies and can provide further detail on any point you wish to
challenge. You simply make up or reiterate one piece of rhetoric after
another and never finish a single subject.
As for the US putting reactors in southern Mexico, that's simply
ludicrous, the least of which being the "not in my back yard" syndrome.
As for cell towers, same problem -- all the yuppies want the stuff but
somehow expect it to be magically supplied for them.
Aw, more Katrina "victims" crapola.
They knowingly occupied costal property BELOW sea level, were given ample
warning to evacuate and they stayed put.
The bulk of them got what they deserved. The bulk of them got MORE than they
deserved: Our money.
I'll cheerfully accept the personal risks associated with nuclear power. It
beats the heck out of strip-mining.
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