Nuclear-plant ban lifted in Minnesota...

Nuclear-plant ban lifted in Minnesota House

There are 9 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 6, 2010, titled Nuclear-plant ban lifted in Minnesota House. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The Minnesota House approved an energy bill Thursday that lifts a 16-year ban on new nuclear power plants but applies such tough conditions that opponents say it doesn't change the landscape much.

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Puzzled

Minneapolis, MN

#1 May 7, 2010
Isn't this interesting: "It says only that (ratepayers) would be on the hook for what was promised and after the promise was realized"

And yet taxpayers are on the hook for Obamacare for the next 4 years before anything is realized.
Good

Shakopee, MN

#2 May 7, 2010
Now that the legislature has accomplished something positive I suggest they pack up and return home.
Money

San Antonio, TX

#3 May 7, 2010
Have the Mexicants build them that way we can find them at night when they glow!
Tom

Maple Plain, MN

#4 May 7, 2010
Rep. Hilty's amendment goes in the wrong direction. Nuclear power proponents have not successfully rebutted the evidence that nuclear power is:(1) not necessary to mitigate global warming; (2) unsafe; (3) does not yield energy independence; or (4) costly. See following website for details: www.wmgwag.org (then go to nuclear power tab).

Opponents of nuclear power need to lobby the conference committee for SF 2971, which will be appointed soon.

Since: Feb 08

Sandstone MN

#5 Jun 8, 2010
Build one in my backyard. Maybe then I would have a neighbor with an education who doesn't sing Kumbaya to the trees every night.
Livin Woodbury

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Jun 8, 2010
Drill baby drill, rack up the coal and nukes and get back to prosperity
Read The Topic

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Jun 8, 2010
Puzzled wrote:
Isn't this interesting: "It says only that (ratepayers) would be on the hook for what was promised and after the promise was realized"
And yet taxpayers are on the hook for Obamacare for the next 4 years before anything is realized.
Het, dork - read the topic and take your off topic ranting over to an appropriate thread.
Owl Gore

Monroe, LA

#10 Feb 3, 2011
Planned Nuclear Reactors Will Destroy Atomic Waste
http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/10/03/22/2...
A group of French scientists are developing a nuclear reactor that burns up actinides highly radioactive uranium isotopes. They estimate that 'the volume of high-level nuclear waste produced by all of France's 58 reactors over the past 40 years could fit in one Olympic-size swimming pool.' And they're not the only ones trying to eliminate atomic waste: Researchers at the University of Texas in Austin are working on a fusion-fission reactor. The reactor destroys waste by firing streams of neutrons at it, reducing atomic waste by up to 99 percent!"

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The French have been successfully reprocessing nuclear waste already for decades. This just ENHANCES their ability to dispose of the stuff.
The whole waste storage issue is a red herring, created by the stubborn insistence by American envirowackos that is too dangerous for us to reprocess our nuclear waste.
Republican Crooks

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Feb 3, 2011
So lets build more nukes that are not insured for "accidents". Nukes cost so much only Fed bailouts can start a project, none have finished for decades. Worldwide nukes are too expensive for just electricity, the only use is to get yer bomb on.

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