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  •  Just an Extreme Example (1+ / 0-)
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    SouthernLiberalinMD

    NNadir is just an unusually severe victim of nuke monomania.

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 06:23:17 AM PST

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    •  That's the big problem. (1+ / 0-)
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      Waste, yes, that's a problem. Damage to plants from earthquakes, tsunamis, extreme weather events, yes, that's a problem. Biggest problem, though, is those who think nuclear is the magic bullet. Not a useful approach to climate, no matter what the bullet in question is.

      if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 08:38:08 AM PST

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      •  Misinformation is the problem (0+ / 0-)

        That earthquake damage in Fukushima - it killed no one, and nor is it likely to according to United Nations Scientific Committe on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR).  Either they don't know what they are talking about, it is a UN conspiracy, or too many people have bought into hype sold by the MSM around low-level radiation, including the Japanese government that is completely spooked by radiation levels that are a tiny fraction below levels that could conceivably cause any harm.  Ultra-low levels by health regulations are so low because they are deemed "conservative".  Those conservative levels spooked the government into an evacuation that is responsible itself for hundreds of deaths.  

        Yes, peddling fear of extremely low levels of radiation has killed people, and continues by fostering antinuclear politics.  

        Where I live, we have 10,000MW of nuclear power on our grid.  That is preventing 100,000,000 tons of CO2 emissions every year.  Every plant not built out of such politics of ignorance and fear, will open the door to another 10,000,000 tons of CO2 per year (if its is coal).

        Its about time we started learning FACTS about the true risks of low-level radiation and the risks of NOT using nuclear.  People rarely use science-based reasoning in evaluating risks.

        That's the big problem.

        The intrinsic nature of Power is such that those who seek it most are least qualified to wield it.

        by mojo workin on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 10:30:19 AM PST

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        •  @11 to 13 cents per kwh for new construction (0+ / 0-)

          Nukes are no more competitive on a LCOE basis than solar is now, but solar is trending down and fission is not.

          Right now wind is the cheapest form of new generation @ 6.5 to 3.3 cents per kwh LCOE over 30 years.

          ...... Social Security blogathon March 25th thru March 29th. #HandsOffmySS FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

          by Roger Fox on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 03:13:57 PM PST

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      •  And nukes are getting priced out of the market (0+ / 0-)

        by Wind, and soon solar. So call a WHAAamulance.

        ...... Social Security blogathon March 25th thru March 29th. #HandsOffmySS FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

        by Roger Fox on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 03:10:35 PM PST

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