"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".
Let's not have a meltdown over it!
You want an argument change the subject.
About the ugliest thing I've ever seen were unreclaimed strip mines in
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.
Before the earthquake/tsunami double-whammy, they _were_!
I think they're fools to get away from it.
With every experience, you alone are painting your
own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.
-- Oprah Winfrey
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.
Better to be stuck up in a tree than tied to one.
Larry Wasserman - Baltimore Maryland - lwasserm(a)sdf. lonestar.org
Guess there is some sort of twisted logic there, but damned if I see
Replacing one poisonious fuel source with another even more dangerous
one doesn't get the job done.
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 ...
<g> Did he mean "tea" or "tree", as in his Tree Hugger party, I'm
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.
An unfortunate possibility.
Opus in printius:
P.S: Is the Department of Redundancy Department included in today's
Department of Circumlocution?
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt
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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