Nuclear Power Debate - Columbus, OH

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nanamama

Grove City, OH

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Mar 24, 2011
 
Not worth the risks...low as they may be. Once that atomic core is activated, it can't be 'put out' no matter what!
sensei

Groveport, OH

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#2
Mar 24, 2011
 
Yesterday Tschernobyl with parts of Europe still nowadays contaminated
Fukushima now, and what will be next?

OPPOSE!
malibu insainers

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Mar 24, 2011
 
nanamama wrote:
Not worth the risks...low as they may be. Once that atomic core is activated, it can't be 'put out' no matter what!
Wearing a white smock and pulling the goggles over his eyes, the first man to put fuel a car says, "Ladies and Gentlemen, it is only one small step from the gas nozzle to the hole and one giant leap for mankind. You'll never be able to put out this unsatiable fire of freedom to drive a car!"

"By my starting this car, gasoline at the manufacture will flow for the next thousand years. Nothing can put this fire out. The fire to drive a car is directly related to the the fire of freedom that burns in every man and woman's heart."

The total number of deaths from car accidents since man fueled a car in the 1800s to the present dwarfs the number of deaths resulting from nuclear reactor accidents.
sensei

Groveport, OH

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Mar 24, 2011
 
malibu insainers wrote:
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Wearing a white smock and pulling the goggles over his eyes, the first man to put fuel a car says, "Ladies and Gentlemen, it is only one small step from the gas nozzle to the hole and one giant leap for mankind. You'll never be able to put out this unsatiable fire of freedom to drive a car!"
"By my starting this car, gasoline at the manufacture will flow for the next thousand years. Nothing can put this fire out. The fire to drive a car is directly related to the the fire of freedom that burns in every man and woman's heart."
The total number of deaths from car accidents since man fueled a car in the 1800s to the present dwarfs the number of deaths resulting from nuclear reactor accidents.
There is one problem:

cars are not powered by nuclear fission.
Solarity

Mount Gilead, OH

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Mar 24, 2011
 
Look at how long and how much it costs to build a nuclear plant COMPARED to how long to build and the costs to build renewables like solar & wind. Add in the fact that this country had DENIED that we need a place to store the dangerous waste. Denying won't make the need go away. Humans are not yet capable of controlling this power or handling it properly.
sensei

Groveport, OH

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Mar 24, 2011
 
You can find the biggest nuclear wasteland of the western hemisphere here in the US:

http://articles.cnn.com/2010-01-29/politics/h...
Joe

Chillicothe, OH

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Mar 25, 2011
 
Cut GE out of it and build them safe, not on coast lines and fault lines.

“My Bad! Just hold me. ”

Since: Aug 07

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Mar 25, 2011
 
There are better ways.

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Mar 25, 2011
 
Nuclear energy is the safest, cleanest and most economical way to produce energy. Do you realize that the only way to make renewable energy price competitive is to raise the price of conventional energy. Now having said that, do you see what is happening to the price of oil? And what happens to the price of electricity when they start installing the SMART grids all over the country? These electric cars might save oil, but what will your electric bill look like when you are charging that car every single night with 220 volts? How much more electricity will be needed to do that? The "green" movement is a scam derived to make a select few more wealthy and powerful such as Al Gore.

Build nuclear power plants. Cut out the bureaucracy and make it more efficient. The majority of the Nuclear Power plants in the US are extrememly safe. I have been in more than 70% of the power plants in this country. The containment designs are built to withstand a direct hit from a 747 fully loaded with fuel.

Build them!

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Mar 25, 2011
 
sensei wrote:
You can find the biggest nuclear wasteland of the western hemisphere here in the US:
http://articles.cnn.com/2010-01-29/politics/h...
Yes the Hanford Reservation is a mess. They are working to clean it up. In fact a columbus based firm, NUCON, is very active in that project. But we also have the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, NM that was built to store spent nuclear fuel. It is bascially a city sized cave dug deep underground in the massive salt depsoits of New Mexico. There are things that can be done to utilize the technology of nuclear fission. And I read a story a couple of weeks back that a company in europe has achieved cold fussion. If this is true, it will change EVERYTHING about the world we live in.

http://echofrog.com/2011/03/19/have-we-finall...
sensei

Groveport, OH

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Mar 25, 2011
 
Justwondering- Ohio wrote:
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Yes the Hanford Reservation is a mess. They are working to clean it up. In fact a columbus based firm, NUCON, is very active in that project. But we also have the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, NM that was built to store spent nuclear fuel. It is bascially a city sized cave dug deep underground in the massive salt depsoits of New Mexico. There are things that can be done to utilize the technology of nuclear fission. And I read a story a couple of weeks back that a company in europe has achieved cold fussion. If this is true, it will change EVERYTHING about the world we live in.
http://echofrog.com/2011/03/19/have-we-finall...
Cold fusion?

That would be a huge step into the future that they once said it never will be achieved.

Must have been the project at CERN?
sensei

Groveport, OH

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#12
Mar 25, 2011
 
Hmmm, not CERN...

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/04/17/60m...

Didn't they discredit this already in the 90ies because they couldn't reenact the claim that more energy comes out of the experiment than they put in?
frank

Oakland, CA

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#13
Mar 25, 2011
 
Technology not advanced enough
Rhode Island Red

Columbus, OH

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#14
Mar 25, 2011
 
Only feasible green energy source that can supply our needs into through the 21st century. The so called environmentalists need to abandon politics for science.
Bernard Forand

Cape Coral, FL

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#15
Mar 25, 2011
 
Sustain what we have. Seek Natural Gas to replace oil.Full speed ahead on Alternative energies. Radiation accumulates with 1/2 life time of 20,000 years prospects not good for life. First atomic bomb tested is within your body and accumulating, more radiation, greater accumulation.
MFW22

Lancaster, OH

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Mar 26, 2011
 
nEED TO CHANGE WHOLE ENERGY SYSTEM AND GET BETTER SECURE SYSTEMS UP AND RUNNING
Bernard Forand

Cape Coral, FL

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Mar 27, 2011
 
From the first Atomic experiment to this day all life forms contain radioactive material from that one experiment. Additional amounts are still accumulating and increasing with a radioactive particles that have a 1/2 lifetime of 20,000 years.
Bernard Forand

Cape Coral, FL

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Mar 27, 2011
 
Malibu insaner wrote:
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Wearing a white smock and pulling the goggles over his eyes, the first man to put fuel a car says, "Ladies and Gentlemen, it is only one small step from the gas nozzle to the hole and one giant leap for mankind. You'll never be able to put out this insatiable fire of freedom to drive a car!"
"By my starting this car, gasoline at the manufacture will flow for the next thousand years. Nothing can put this fire out. The fire to drive a car is directly related to the the fire of freedom that burns in every man and woman's heart."
The total number of deaths from car accidents since man fueled a car in the 1800s to the present dwarfs the number of deaths resulting from nuclear reactor accidents.
Your fire of freedom may be satisfied through alternative energies. Example; We have a sufficient fuel supply in the USA to fuel all energies require for the next 100 years. This does not include all of the methane hydrates that lie off our shores. Note 1/2 carbon emission from said source. Couple that with all other alternative measures, produces a scenario of energies to bridge us to the next phase of Fusion reactors orbiting our planet. Energies can be directed as needed throughout the world with minimum infrastructure. This does not into account the energy deposits that lay abundant through out our solar system. Example; Helium 3 on the moon, direct sun light, 24/7/365, asteroid belt are but a few sources. That is if we do not pollute ourselves with radioactivity and terminate any need of freedom.
mark l.

Columbus, OH

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#19
Mar 27, 2011
 
there are places where nuclear power plants aren't the best idea. like next to a volcano and at earth quake faults. in safe areas- like central ohio- it's a good choice. hopefully, one day, solar, wind, or something new will be productive and take over, but until then we need to cover our bases.
sensei

Groveport, OH

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#20
Mar 27, 2011
 
[QUOTE who="mark l."]there are places where nuclear power plants aren't the best idea. like next to a volcano and at earth quake faults. in safe areas- like central ohio- it's a good choice. hopefully, one day, solar, wind, or something new will be productive and take over, but until then we need to cover our bases.[/QUOTE]

In central Ohio? Franklin County? No, absolutely a no, thank you!

Ohio has two nuclear power plants, in the north and in the south, in less populated places.

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