Nuclear Power Debate - Atlanta, GA

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Alpharetta, GA

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Mar 26, 2011
 
It's intelligent.
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

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Mar 27, 2011
 
Either we continue with SAFE nuclear technology or we will learn to live with rolling peak time blackouts where we lose air conditioning,heat,elevators,li ghts,computers and all the toys we have grown accustomed to.There are no more major rivers to dam, solar cannot generate the extreame load for American industry. There is not enought 24/7 windy hills for windmills, and there is not much seawave generation in Atlanta,Memphis,Dallas,etc, And last but not least, the government is restricting coal generation because of emmissions and waste storage. So we are going to have to follow in China's footsteps and do a crash program in nuclear.They have 11 new plants up and running,25 under construction,and 54 planned to be built. They buy prepackaged units from France and can have them on line in two years,start to finish. They are phasing down coal fired units and will have plenty of cheap cheap coal to sell to the world,but we won't be able to buy it if we phase down our steam plants. So folks,what do we do??
Brion K Baker

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Mar 27, 2011
 
Fix the ones we have.
ThomasA Edison

Acworth, GA

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Mar 27, 2011
 
ThomasA wrote:
Either we continue with SAFE nuclear technology or we will learn to live with rolling peak time blackouts where we lose air conditioning,heat,elevators,li ghts,computers and all the toys we have grown accustomed to.There are no more major rivers to dam, solar cannot generate the extreame load for American industry. There is not enought 24/7 windy hills for windmills, and there is not much seawave generation in Atlanta,Memphis,Dallas,etc, And last but not least, the government is restricting coal generation because of emmissions and waste storage. So we are going to have to follow in China's footsteps and do a crash program in nuclear.They have 11 new plants up and running,25 under construction,and 54 planned to be built. They buy prepackaged units from France and can have them on line in two years,start to finish. They are phasing down coal fired units and will have plenty of cheap cheap coal to sell to the world,but we won't be able to buy it if we phase down our steam plants. So folks,what do we do??
Georgia does have the untapped Flint River. The reason a power plant or water reservoir has never been built is because idiot Governor Jimmy Carter got legislation passed to ban dams on the Flint for eternity. That legislation needs to be overturned.
Nuclear is safe enough that Georgia Tech has a nuclear reactor on its campus in downtown Atlanta. It's been there for decades.
The opponents of nuclear power are likely direct descendants of opponents of electricity a century ago. Their rationale a century ago was that electricity should be outlawed because it kills people. Well, electricity still kills people and always will. Opponents of automobiles a century ago demanded a halt to auto production because auto killed people. The same people weren't asking for horse drawn buggies to be outlawed and those killed a lot of people.
Nuclear power kills far fewer people than coal mine disasters or oil fires or gas explosions. How many people were killer by nuclear last year. About zero I think. Correct me if I'm wrong but give us the comparisons to coal mining deaths etc.
ThomasA Edison

Acworth, GA

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Mar 27, 2011
 
ThomasA wrote:
Either we continue with SAFE nuclear technology or we will learn to live with rolling peak time blackouts where we lose air conditioning,heat,elevators,li ghts,computers and all the toys we have grown accustomed to.There are no more major rivers to dam, solar cannot generate the extreame load for American industry. There is not enought 24/7 windy hills for windmills, and there is not much seawave generation in Atlanta,Memphis,Dallas,etc, And last but not least, the government is restricting coal generation because of emmissions and waste storage. So we are going to have to follow in China's footsteps and do a crash program in nuclear.They have 11 new plants up and running,25 under construction,and 54 planned to be built. They buy prepackaged units from France and can have them on line in two years,start to finish. They are phasing down coal fired units and will have plenty of cheap cheap coal to sell to the world,but we won't be able to buy it if we phase down our steam plants. So folks,what do we do??
Actually, Red China is still building coal power plants and still buying coal around the world. China signed a contract to buy ALL of Australia's dirty low grade coal while the ink was still wet on Australia's signature to the Kyoto treaty against pollution from coal sources. Red China was granted exemptions from Kyoto as a "developing country".
Europe has proposed to electrify all of Africa using African coal and taking advantage of their pollution exemptions. Europeans, of course, would profit from selling material and technology to Africa and none of this development would violate European pollution laws but it would increase world pollution immensely.
ThomasA Edison

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Mar 27, 2011
 
The cleanest and most fuel efficient power plant in Georgia burns tree industry waste in south Georgia. Environmentalists have been trying to outlaw the tree industry for decades and have even demanded that home fireplaces be required to install $2,000 smoke pollution filters on chimneys.
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Gadsden, AL

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Mar 27, 2011
 
ThomasA Edison wrote:
The cleanest and most fuel efficient power plant in Georgia burns tree industry waste in south Georgia. Environmentalists have been trying to outlaw the tree industry for decades and have even demanded that home fireplaces be required to install $2,000 smoke pollution filters on chimneys.
Back in the eighties,there was a trend to install fireplace inserts and wood stoves in the suburbs. There was a big demand for firewood and installers and it went well for about ten years and it tapered off. When you went out in the morning, wood smoke covered the subdivisions like the old clouds of stinking coal smoke up through the fifties before natural gas took over.
Stop Smoking

Acworth, GA

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Mar 28, 2011
 
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>Back in the eighties,there was a trend to install fireplace inserts and wood stoves in the suburbs. There was a big demand for firewood and installers and it went well for about ten years and it tapered off. When you went out in the morning, wood smoke covered the subdivisions like the old clouds of stinking coal smoke up through the fifties before natural gas took over.
People with wood burning stoves or fireplaces soon discovered that a fireplace sucks air out of the house and sends it up the chimney. If the furnace was on it cost more to run the furnace if the wood stove was burning.
As far as smoke in the neighborhood, smoke can rise or it can fall due to the atmospheric downdrafts, etc. Two story houses with high chimneys help a lot.
big boy

Carrollton, GA

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Mar 28, 2011
 
lets build a nuclear power plant around grants park in atlanta.If something should happen, it wouldnt hurt anything.Atlanta is nothing but a slum anyway.Could always have an accident every few years to cut down on the welfare rolls.

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Mar 28, 2011
 
The plants built on fault lines in America should be shut down today.

We have the technology to burn coal clean, and we have more coal than any other country so we should be burning coal to produce electricity. Is this logic reaching any of you? Where are they dumping the nuclear waste? This is and will continue to be a major problem with the nuclear power plants along with the massive safety issue we have seen in the failed plants around the world. Get smart people before it is to late.
ThomasA

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Mar 28, 2011
 
It's either going to be coal or nuclear. We didn't see the probable coal ash pond disaster coming up in Tennessee.There has to be new ways to safely dispose of that coal waste just as the fuel rods.
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Mar 29, 2011
 
Currently, its the best available option.

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Mar 29, 2011
 
It was announced this morning on national news that American coal mines were going back into full production because of countries returning to coal to produce electricity. Two of the countries buying coal are China and Brazil. Environmentalist just prevented the Southern Company from building the new coal fired electrical plant near Columbus, GA. Waste Management Co. has been burning garbage for years with no noxious gas emissions. We could use the technology they employ to clean burn garbage to clean burn coal, but it is difficult to change the mind of a mule and an environmentalist. Maybe the reports of radiation falling in the rain this week on Georgia from Japan will grab their attention to get their mind correct.

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Mar 29, 2011
 
ThomasA wrote:
It's either going to be coal or nuclear. We didn't see the probable coal ash pond disaster coming up in Tennessee.There has to be new ways to safely dispose of that coal waste just as the fuel rods.
For years coal waste was used to build roads, can't do that with nuclear waste.
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Mar 29, 2011
 
Look either theyll have to figure out multi multi redundant ways to make new reactors safer or you will have to use cal and oil until someone comes up with something serious and free like cracking water into hydrogen and oxygen. Untile then those rae your choices. Oh great as I write I see the #2 reactor in Japan is suspected to have totally or partially melted through as evidenced by trace elements ID'd in the air and soil around the wrecked nuclear plant. This will force mankind to seriously reinvent nuclear safety and perhaps some new ways to locate and decontaminate the areas around disasters.
Sarai

Atlanta, GA

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Mar 30, 2011
 
The risks outweigh any perceived benefits. The problem with nuclear is the IF factor: IF there is an accident, long-term contamination of the environment as well as threat to life is guaranteed. There are safer alternatives, including solar power and wind power.
ThomasA

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Mar 30, 2011
 
Sarai wrote:
The risks outweigh any perceived benefits. The problem with nuclear is the IF factor: IF there is an accident, long-term contamination of the environment as well as threat to life is guaranteed. There are safer alternatives, including solar power and wind power.
Solar and wind can't deliver the load for American industry. House and office use maybe,but we have to have big amps to run factories or finish sending our manufacturing to China where they are on a crash program to build nuclear.

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Mar 30, 2011
 
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>Solar and wind can't deliver the load for American industry. House and office use maybe,but we have to have big amps to run factories or finish sending our manufacturing to China where they are on a crash program to build nuclear.
Thomas, we have more coal than anyone, and one of our major coal customers is China. They use it for producing electricity.
howard

Bremen, GA

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Mar 31, 2011
 
obummer says he wants us to use windmills.He is shy a few pieces of bread in his loaf.

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Mar 31, 2011
 
howard wrote:
obummer says he wants us to use windmills.He is shy a few pieces of bread in his loaf.
Countries like Holland with plenty of wind power have surpassed America in the use of windmills and found them to not come up to their expectations. They can provide a feeble amount of electricity but not the amount we need to run our energy guzzling factories and cities. There was a movement in Jacksonville, Fla to use tides to produce electricity, but for some reason it never materialized. obama is now giving money to selected windmill people because they supported him in his election. This was on ABC news last night. He is using our tax money to get votes for himself, more corruption from his socialist plan to get reelected. Stay tuned we will see much more of this from obama.

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