O/T: Nuclear Reactor Problems

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"Lew Hodgett" wrote in message
After a tour of the damaged reactor site, it's been announced by the Japanese it may take at least 30 years to clean up the mess.
I'd call that a "Reactor problem".
Lew
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On 11/22/2011 5:17 PM, Lew Hodgett wrote:

They're being optimistic. Hanford Nuclear Reservation is still dirty after almost 70 years. This is one reason why nukes are generally not a good option for power generation.
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30 years is not too bad. There are coal strip mines that have never been cleaned up after 60 and 70 years.
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"Larry W" wrote:

----------------------------- You want an argument change the subject.
About the ugliest thing I've ever seen were unreclaimed strip mines in SE Ohio.
At one time it was productive farm land.
And now they want to blow the top off Blair mountain in WVA to get at a seam of coal.
It's insane.
Lew
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We certainly agree on that! Mountain top removal is an abomination.
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On 11/24/2011 8:16 PM, Larry W wrote:

Eh. So's Fracking, but I don't expect them to stop.
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"Lew Hodgett" wrote:

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Looks like "Reactor problem" was a bit of an understatement.
Now six months later, the Japanese have pulled the plug on nuclear power in Japan.
Lew .
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On Sun, 6 May 2012 13:16:03 -0400, "Mike Marlow"

Before the earthquake/tsunami double-whammy, they _were_! I think they're fools to get away from it.
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Here's a coal mining problem that has existed since 1962 and will probably NEVER be cleaned up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia,_Pennsylvania
Some estimates say the underground fire will continue to burn for as much as 100 or even 200 or more years. Nuclear power looks like a pretty clean alternative from here.
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"Larry W" wrote:

-------------------------------- Guess there is some sort of twisted logic there, but damned if I see it.
Replacing one poisonious fuel source with another even more dangerous one doesn't get the job done.
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Dangerous is having something that has design problems that have no reliable workaround, or a process that the equipments' operators cannot deal with. That was true in Centralia, as well as in Fukushima. IMNSHO, nuclear energy is relatively cheap, clean as well as safe if operated responsibly. Unfortunately, the clean and safe aspects are somewhat inadequately addressed ...
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wondering? Anything else is unthinkable. Heavens! :^)
I wish our Tea Party would lose the loudmouthed freaks at the top, getting all the media attention, though.

Verily!
An unfortunate possibility.

Opus in printius: http://www.readprint.com/chapter-2800/Little-Dorrit-Charles-Dickens
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P.S: Is the Department of Redundancy Department included in today's Department of Circumlocution?
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They are separate entities, not at all duplicating each other. ... --- ...
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On 8/15/2011 10:02 AM, Larry Jaques wrote:

That which we call a rose ...
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Wilt pricketh thou just the same?
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Nuclear is fossil in origin?
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I'm in the greater New York City area, not in Japan. While there were a few outages here during the heatwaves, most were due to storms. No rolling blackouts here.
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On 8/15/2011 1:10 AM, Just Wondering wrote:

Use by the consumer is the only actual point that building, using , and disposal of an electric car makes sense on paper. Cars that run on electricity are more efficient than those that run on gasoline, approximately 4 times more efficient. Basically stated, it costs approximately 1/4 the amount to produce the electricity needed to accomplish what gasoline accomplishes for a vehicle
I would say that the biggest obstacle that electric cars have is that you cannot refill them in 10 minutes so taking them on a trip past a charge capacity is going to be difficult.
The next big obstacle is going to be when the "greenies" discover that the cost and environmental impact to manufacture and dismantle those electric vehicles is worse than for a conventional vehicle. Think grocery store bag. Save the trees, choose plastic over paper! Save the environment, bring and reuse your own cloth bags. Think don't drive tot he grocery store with excess weight which will use more fuel, use the grocery store bags.
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LOL...Battery powered (heavy) planes...cool. So the runways need to be 15 miles, so what? There's always eminent domain.
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Back to the spruce goose, and seaplanes ...
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