Nuclear Power Debate - Greeneville, TN

Discuss the national Nuclear Power debate in Greeneville, TN.

Do you support building more nuclear power plants?

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concerned citizen

Greeneville, TN

#1 Mar 25, 2011
no way for Tennesse. our nature is so important. please no for Tennessee
Ok dokee

Elgin, TX

#2 Mar 25, 2011
Yes
Tim

Fort Campbell, TN

#3 Mar 25, 2011
I think that it is time for us as a country of great power to take control of our economic future and think about reducing the cost of our power and cut our dependency on foreign countries. The only advancement toasted that in the last thirty years has been talk. Talk is cheap so it's time to shut up and do something about it. Our government needs to help it's people and not it's own personal pockets. Nuclear power is clean and advanced. This is a step forward as a great nation.
Precious land

Murfreesboro, TN

#4 Mar 27, 2011
What we have here in Greeneville is becoming more and more rare. Why destroy our land and people. This stuff will get into our water, soil and air. We will be dying right and left of cancer, etc because of this plant. Is it really worth 75 jobs? To me the answer is simple. NO, we don't want you here.
concerned citizen

Greeneville, TN

#5 Mar 28, 2011
Thank you for feeling the same way I do you just said it lots better. We have to preserve what precious land we have left. Tenneessee is special. We have to stand up and protect our land.
Lifeboat Movement

Owasso, OK

#6 Mar 30, 2011
Nuclear energy is a viable option for the future and we WILL have to rely on it as natural gas and oil become harder and harder to find and get. The International Energy Agency reported in 2006 that the entire world had entered an IRREVERSIBLE 9% decline in oil production. Pretty soon there aren't going to be a lot of options left. The price of oil will continue to get higher as it becomes scarcer. Nuclear energy could be a viable option for eastern TN because you already have facilities nearby. Other parts of the country will have to depend on solar and wind energy. I encourage you to research the subject:
Peak Oil Theory
Dr. Marion King Hubbert
(wikipedia is an adequate source for both)
Films- Collapse (bluemark films)
A Crude Awakening
End of Suburbia
Books- The Long Emergency by Richard Heinburg
Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil by Micheal Ruppert
There's a lot more information out there on the subject, these are just the sources I could list right off the top of my head.
darrell brooks

Powell, TN

#7 Mar 30, 2011
it is to dangerous
darrell

Powell, TN

#8 Mar 30, 2011
lets build them in D C in the presidents back yard
plumber

Brentwood, TN

#9 Mar 31, 2011
Cheap efficient energy, along with great paying jobs.
Precious Land

Murfreesboro, TN

#10 Apr 1, 2011
Does anyone else not wonder why Greeneville and Morristown didn't work together to keep Burkeline open. A large number of people from Greeneville work there. To me it would make more sense to keep Burkline open with 540 jobs vs. bringing this Nuclear plant to Greeneville which they say will bring 75-80 jobs, but if the truth be known after they move there big shots here for the high paying jobs Greenevillian's may have a handful of 8.00 an hour jobs cleaning. We have to stand up for our rights. We need to protest. Once our air, land and water is contaminated it cannot be undone. I will sign a pettition! I will take off from work to protest!
Okay

Brentwood, TN

#11 Apr 1, 2011
Nuclear is cleaner and more efficient than coal!
Okay

Brentwood, TN

#12 Apr 1, 2011
Precious Land wrote:
Does anyone else not wonder why Greeneville and Morristown didn't work together to keep Burkeline open. A large number of people from Greeneville work there. To me it would make more sense to keep Burkline open with 540 jobs vs. bringing this Nuclear plant to Greeneville which they say will bring 75-80 jobs, but if the truth be known after they move there big shots here for the high paying jobs Greenevillian's may have a handful of 8.00 an hour jobs cleaning. We have to stand up for our rights. We need to protest. Once our air, land and water is contaminated it cannot be undone. I will sign a pettition! I will take off from work to protest!
It's not a nuclear plant! It's an ammonium nitrate plant. HUGE difference.

And if Berkline decided having a plant in Morristown wasn't profitable for their company, then some folks from Greeneville asking them to remain open wouldn't have changed a thing.
Generation of energy

Brentwood, TN

#13 Apr 1, 2011
This poll is about the building of nuclear power plants in general, not about building anything in Greeneville, or even in Tennessee specifically. And it's not about an explosives plant coming to Greene County. It is about plants that generate electricity for generation companies like TVA, and whether or not nuclear energy is a better choice than coal, natural gas, solar, or wind generation.
opponent

Mount Juliet, TN

#14 Apr 2, 2011
Our waterways and the land we raise food from has enough polution. Nuclear power is unsafe in times of disaster. There is to much cancer and other diseases caused by nuclear waste and is hazardous to human beings that i'm opposed to nuclear power.
Opponent

Mount Juliet, TN

#15 Apr 2, 2011
Precious Land wrote:
Does anyone else not wonder why Greeneville and Morristown didn't work together to keep Burkeline open. A large number of people from Greeneville work there. To me it would make more sense to keep Burkline open with 540 jobs vs. bringing this Nuclear plant to Greeneville which they say will bring 75-80 jobs, but if the truth be known after they move there big shots here for the high paying jobs Greenevillian's may have a handful of 8.00 an hour jobs cleaning. We have to stand up for our rights. We need to protest. Once our air, land and water is contaminated it cannot be undone. I will sign a pettition! I will take off from work to protest!


I agree with you 100 percent. We will have an unpleasent sight in Greene County. Also, I'm sure the majority of Greeneville and Greene County residents will not proper from the work there. I am sure that this is a political play for Greeneville and Greene County as well.
One Mans Opinion

Franklin, TN

#16 Apr 3, 2011
opponent wrote:
Our waterways and the land we raise food from has enough polution. Nuclear power is unsafe in times of disaster. There is to much cancer and other diseases caused by nuclear waste and is hazardous to human beings that i'm opposed to nuclear power.
Hmmm...lets see, the worst natural disaster I can forsee in Tennessee is an earthquake. As far as I know, the nearest fault line is the New Madrid fault on the other side of the state. The chances of East Tennessee having an earthquake of any magnitude is minimal.

We're protected by geography from hurricanes so they can't count. Yes, nuclear power plants produce by products that are harmful to the environment. When was the last time (aside from Three Mile Island) that you heard of an enviromental impact from a nuclear power plant?

The power plants that are in crisis in Japan are designs that are 30 - 40 years old. Would you buy a car today that was designed 30 - 40 years ago? The safety features in nuclear power plants have advanced at least as much as the safety features in cars.

Fossil fuels produce as much if not more environmental impacts than current design nuclear plants. Why not nuclear?
Rampant cancer

Gallatin, TN

#17 Apr 4, 2011
Precious land wrote:
What we have here in Greeneville is becoming more and more rare. Why destroy our land and people. This stuff will get into our water, soil and air. We will be dying right and left of cancer, etc because of this plant. Is it really worth 75 jobs? To me the answer is simple. NO, we don't want you here.
We are already "dying right and left of cancer." A U.S. study has shown "disease clusters" where people have abnormally high rates of cancer, birth defects, and chronic illness. Guess what??? Tennessee is one of the areas. Here's a link. You should check it out.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/28/usa...
Tn redneck idiots

Gate City, VA

#18 Apr 4, 2011
I work at a nuclear plant in the area, and all of these backwood rednecks are misinformed. Nuclear energy could be a great resource if used and monitored properly. Not to mention the amount of great paying jobs it could generate. We depent on other countries way to much for energy sources, and its time to help our own country out for once. If done right, nuclear power could be a great thing for our people and economy. And for the people screaming about disease and cancer, the NRC regulates a nuclear plant so hard, that they have no margin for error. Your get more radiation from a hospital waiting room becase of there X-ray machines than you do from a properly monitored facility. Do your research.
Bubba

Johnson City, TN

#19 Apr 8, 2011
It's the only non green house gas source
of energy.
equality

Trenton, NJ

#20 Apr 9, 2011
Nuclear energy is safer and cleaner long term than any other energy source except wind. We need to stop living in the dark ages and in fear of disasters. A oil leak has caused more environmental damage than atomic energy. If you want to help quit buying BP gas..

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