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  •  You think there's no corruption in the Big Energy (2+ / 0-)
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    Business in Germany?  Seriously??!  German nuke plants have been plagued by problems, just as they have been in other countries.  Furthermore, with each year of age a nuke plant becomes riskier.  Metals corrode, concrete gets brittle, rubber becomes porous, instruments become outdated with age.

    Germany may not be in a normally seismically active zone, but its nuclear plants are just as vulnerable to freak accidents as others around the world.  An A380 crashing into a nuke plant would be one such freak event, and there are others.

    Furthermore, Germany is a geographically small country and has not found a safe place for permanently storing nuclear waste.... so why on earth would they want to continue creating highly radioactive nuclear waste when they already have no place to store it?

    "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

    by Lawrence on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 03:33:00 PM PST

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    •  Exactly, and one thing they were deeply concerned (2+ / 0-)
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      about was potential terrorist attacks on nuclear plants, which the German government felt they could never be able to prevent with 100% certainty, even 99.9999% wouldn't be worth the risk to them. Odd, the pro-nuclear contingent never mentions that scenario...

      „Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.“ - Bertolt Brecht

      by translatorpro on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 03:49:54 PM PST

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      •  Let me get this straight.... (0+ / 0-)

        Because we can't be 100% sure the nuclear power plants won't kill, let's build fossil fueled powerplants that we can be 100% sure will kill.

        Brilliant!

        •  You only show up in diaries dealing with nuclear (0+ / 0-)

          energy to post idiotic, ignorant statements that make abundantly clear that you don't know anything at all about Germany's energy policy or the topic at hand.  Well done!!

          „Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.“ - Bertolt Brecht

          by translatorpro on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 09:18:39 AM PST

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        •  PS. The nuclear industry is done. Get over it. n/t (0+ / 0-)

          „Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.“ - Bertolt Brecht

          by translatorpro on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 10:07:54 AM PST

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