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  •  We may need nuclear energy (4+ / 0-)

    But we don't need these crappy old reactors.  Shut down the Soviet-Union era plants and build newer safer pebble bed reactors to take up the slack.

    Or better, supplement first with solar, wind, wave, hydro, and geothermal then use new safer nuclear reactors to handle the deficit.

    We get what we want - or what we fail to refuse. - Muhammad Yunus

    by nightsweat on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 06:03:27 AM PST

    •  no such animal (3+ / 0-)
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      Joieau, bincbom, shaharazade

      "new safer nuclear reactors"

      Pebble bed reactors, thorium reactors, liquid sodium reactors, etc. etc. have been talked about for decades, but they are just conceptual ideas that will never get built.

      You will not be able to convince me (or a majority of the population) that these new reactor designs are indeed inherently safe.  "trust us... this new design won't melt down like that old design".

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