Hey, if I have a coal burning electric plant that pumps soot into the air,
and then sends electricity to your house. Do you consider that a "non
How about if I have a Coleman generator that is chugging out fumes and
burning gas. There is a wire going from the generator to the furnace. Is the
furnace non polluting?
Is the hand dryer in the bathroom really "non polluting"? is electricity
really more environmentally friendly than sawing down a tree to make a paper
towel? I mean, the tree comes back in 50 years, we don't expect dinosaurs to
I live in the power zone of Ginnae Nuclear plant. When I push the hand dryer
at the restaurant, I am requiring the guys at Ginnae to make nuclear waste.
Non polluting, my aunt fanny!
Can't let this pass w/o at least a comment, but I'm not going to get
into a protracted argument.
Well, given that I'm assuming you're not going to quit using the hand
dryer or the lights in your house, what do you propose for large-scale
Overall, considering the entire fuel cycle, there have been studies that
indicate that nuclear is the least of any of the alternatives you
listed. A prime advantage over any of the fossil fuels is CO2
If we were recycling (as we should be), the waste issue would be
significantly less of a problem (and it's not a technical problem, it's
a political one, anyway) than the present on-site storage of spent fuel.
(NucE, ~20 years w/ commercial nuclear power, last 10-15 primarily
working on coal-fired generation R&D...)
I HAVE SEEN THIS MANY TIMES HERE IN sOUTH cAROLINA. pEOPLE WHO BURN
CANDLES HAVE A LOT OF SOOT IN THE AIR OF THEIR HOMES. bECAUSE THE SOOT
PARTICLES ARE SO SMALL, IT TAKES A LONG TIME TO SHOW UP ON STANDARD AIR
Oops, sorry about the caps, caps lock was on :-)
The carpets will act like filters where doors are closed and you will
get soot under the doors on the carpet when the doors are closed.
Remember that any time you have a yellow flame, you have incomplete
combustion. That means that you will produce soot as well as carbon
monoxide. That is why you have to be careful not to have a yellow
flame in a gas furnace, it will soot up over the course of the heating
The soot that is on your furniture will be deposited inside your
heating ducts as well, but it is not coming from the ducts, it is
coming from the candles.
If you are breathing soot, you are breathing carbon monoxide as well.
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