China's Push For Nuclear Power: Alter...

China's Push For Nuclear Power: Alternative Energy And Export Potential

There are 28 comments on the International Business Times story from Feb 22, 2013, titled China's Push For Nuclear Power: Alternative Energy And Export Potential. In it, International Business Times reports that:

China has begun on Sunday operating the nation's first new nuclear power plant since the Fukushima disaster in neighboring Japan in March 2011 raised questions worldwide about the safety of nuclear power.

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San Francisco, CA

#22 Feb 26, 2013
I will soon be able to sell power back to the power company.
Bob Burns

Kunming, China

#23 Feb 26, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
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Maria Domnitskaya
Mar 22, 2011 16:22 Moscow Time
Scientists at a research center in Vladikavkaz, the capital of Russia’s North Ossetia Republic, have developed a unique vaccine, which neutralizes the radiation exposure on living organisms. Their Japanese colleagues are interested in the vaccine and plan to use it to reduce the level of radiation level of those who involved in clean-up operations after the disaster at the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant are being exposed to.
According to Vyacheslav Maliyev, the head of the department of biotechnologies at the Vladikavkaz research center, the Russian scientists are now working in cooperation with the specialists of NASA and the work on the vaccine will soon be completed.
American radiobiologists joined the research in 2006 after the Russian and American vaccines had been tested on animals. The animals, exposed to the radiation level, with which they could live no longer than seven days, were injected with one of the two vaccines. The animals which received the injection of the American vaccine died on the fourth day while the animals injected with the Russian vaccine survived. Two months later the scientists examined the animals and found no deviations in their organisms.
After that the Russian and American scientists conducted joint research of the vaccine both on animal and human cells. The efficiency of the agent was proved. The vaccine works even if the radiation level exceeds the norm by a thousand times. However the scientists from Vladikavkaz say there are no plans on the clinical use of the vaccine yet.
It usually takes years to test anti-radiation medications because in case of radiation deterioration processes take place on the level of DNA. We hear from Woldemar Tarita, the head of the laboratory of the All-Russian center of acute and radiation medicine of the Emergency Ministry:
"Among the simplest and most available means to reduce the effect of radiation on humans are iodine-based medicines, which protect the thyroid gland. But if the radiation background is normal one should not practice self-treatment using iodine medicines and biologically active additives. Their overdose leads to negative consequences: allergic reactions, nettle rash, fever and different forms of dermatitis. As a preventive measure it is enough to eat sea cabbage."
On their return from Japan the Russian rescuers will be checked for radiation exposure at the All-Russian center of acute and radiation medicine in St. Petersburg, Tarita says.
"There we have a spectrometer. It is a big iron cell where the presence of the radioactive substances in human organisms can be checked. Now we are waiting for the rescuers, who are now working in Japan. Of course, they are now breathing that air so they can inhale something radioactive. On their return we will check if their organisms were exposed to radiation or not."
More than 150 Russian rescuers are working at present in the districts of Japan hit by the earthquake and tsunami. They have recovered 112 dead bodies from the ruins. Up till now the radiation background level in the areas where they are working has not exceeded the maximum admissible norm and is 0.3-0.4 microsieverts per hour.
Vladikavkaz? Have you ever been there? I have, many times, while traveling around the Caucases. The very idea, or concept, that there might exist there any type of "scientific" center or reasearch is absurd beyond words
Bernard Forand

Cape Coral, FL

#24 Feb 27, 2013
Dan wrote:
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So your scientific evidence is a reporter from the Moscow times???
Let me say it again no vaccine can repair DNA!!!
That said there has been studies done on cells and animals and we have done them with NASA hear at the national lab that I work at. Immunization with small quantities of the toxins which are created within cells during high dose irradiation with low LET radiation. Those toxins are called Specific Radiation Detriment (SRD). The problem is you have to give them just before the lethal dose of radiation occurs and in general you don't know when that will occur. Granted if workers at Fukashima would be working in 10 to 100 R/hr fields it would be beneficial as their SRD buildup would be minimized. The research still has not produced a prophylactic that could be given post exposure for significant doses >300 Rem acute exposure but it may be possible in the future. Again these vaccines only limit the damage done by the toxins produced in the cells by interaction with other parts of the cell particularly the water which creates free radicals. The vaccine is not a cell repair mechanism which if the exposure is high enough will cause death irregardless of the minimization of SRD.
Merely pointing out that present day research is on the path for a solution. Couple this with genetic, nano engineering and as the pieces come together a picture for a solution may it come into focus.
Bernard Forand

Cape Coral, FL

#25 Feb 27, 2013
Snowflake wrote:
Do it yourself is a lot cheaper than having someone else do it. 80% cheaper and you can get yopur return in three years or less.
Agree DIY is the most cost effective. Yet some components are beyond my talents. Such as inverters, charge controllers, transfer electrical panels. By using materials that people throw away or donate can build 60 W panels for less than $100. Close to manufactured solar panels but have to admit the quality is superior with the manufactures. This 30 day self imposed schedule, will be to produce 2 more 60W panels and couple that with a factory 250W panel. Then will have to up grade infrastructure as I’ll be at limit with inverter and charge controller with 510W solar array. Was not expecting to grow this fast. This time I’ll take that into account for my next round of inverter and charge controller. Looking to go with the Morningstar MPPT 60 for the charge controller and two 6Volt 415 Amp batteries. Slowly step by step the Green Garden grows. Your going to grid sales…. Congratulations… Does it require Sine Inverters?
Figure cost will be $7,000 at completion. Less than 2 years with cash no loans.

Tulsa, OK

#26 Feb 27, 2013
Some people are charging their cars by generating their own green energy and are even taking themselves off the grid. There are some great guides out there on how to do this, some of which are listed on this site if you’re interested?
Bernard Forand

Cape Coral, FL

#27 Feb 28, 2013
Daniel557 wrote:
Some people are charging their cars by generating their own green energy and are even taking themselves off the grid. There are some great guides out there on how to do this, some of which are listed on this site if you’re interested?
Agree. A Green blossoming garden is providing huge opportunities for all levels of the consumers. Those Electrical Vehicles {EV’S} can be paid for by the savings from having to purchase toxic fuels. Consider how much a savings of $300 per month can have on paying off the EV. As one example of opportunity. Now how about erecting a Solar Charging System at a mall, work, parking areas, etc. that you could sell or lease to those establishments to attract consumers. Hmmmmm….

Hanover, MD

#28 May 7, 2013
China's energy future, and for that matter, its security depends on its strategy with alternative energy. I found this analysis to be quite insightful. Take a look:

Port Moody, Canada

#29 May 7, 2013
kaypha90 wrote:
China's energy future, and for that matter, its security depends on its strategy with alternative energy. I found this analysis to be quite insightful. Take a look:

Good intro:

"The poisonous pollution evident in Beijing and other major cities is an apt metaphor for the challenges facing the incoming leadership: an unsustainable status quo in a state-centric economic model that has exceeded the limits of utility; a steep environmental price being paid for thirty four years of breakneck development; and a political elite whose legitimacy is increasingly questioned by endemic corruption, a lack of transparency, and little accountability."

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