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  •  The toxic waste problem is solved (0+ / 0-)

    We know how to recycle spent fuel, and we know how to glassify and bury the residuals where they won't cause any problems.

    The issue is a political one now.  NIMBYs won't let the waste be reprocessed.  And they won't let it be stored anywhere.  That's why the spent fuel was still at Fukishima, because the politicians wouldn't let it be moved.

    Yes, nuclear plants shouldn't be built in flood zones, just like everything else.  The note about the nuclear plant having to shut down during the heatwave was that the cooling pond water was too warm.  But so what?  I'll take C02 free energy for 355 days a year, versus dirty coal energy for 365.  Are you serious or not?

    The solution is to shut up the politicians and NIMBY groups and let the engineers work.  Or we keep burning coal.

    Do whatever you like.  I'm done worrying about climate change until people like you decide to take this seriously.

    •  It is definitely a political issue (0+ / 0-)

      You just don't have the politics of it sized up correctly.

      Why does it matter if it can be glassified when the industry isn't going to spend money glassifying it?

      You want me to trust these guys.  They didn't glassify the waste at Fukishima.  I don't see how you have an argument at all.  They did not do it.

      Republicans: Taking the country back ... to the 19th century

      by yet another liberal on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 05:09:40 PM PST

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      •  They weren't allowed to do it. (0+ / 0-)

        And if the industry won't do it, then we do it for them.  If that's what it takes to reduce C02 and eliminate coal, then it must be done.

        Either we're serious and we do everything possible to reduce C02, or we're not.

        Your argument is that because nuclear power hasn't been well managed in the past, that we can't use it in the future.  Just don't complain when you don't get the results you want.  And don't complain to me when the next superstorm is washing away the next American city.

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