'Historically safest energy': UK needs nuclear plants to reduce...

Oct 21, 2013 Full story: Russia Taday 88

RT: It seems the UK is rather bucking the trend compared to the rest of the world, particularly Germany, when it comes to nuclear power.

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SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#1 Oct 22, 2013
The comment on Fukushima applies here.
BDV

Decatur, GA

#2 Oct 23, 2013
Lac Megantic what? Deepwell Horizon who?
BDV

Decatur, GA

#3 Oct 23, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
The comment on Fukushima applies here.
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Texas? Houston? For real?!? Oil City USA dissing nukular? How droll.
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Howbout Deepwell Horizon, chum? Biritsh Petroleum's little equipment malfunction in Texas City, pal?
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Still I'm happy to see the Lords in London moving to a less antinukular stance. Their lapdogs in the new-world colonies are slightly behind, as per usual.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#4 Oct 23, 2013
Fukushima still sucks!
BDV

Atlanta, GA

#5 Oct 23, 2013
And paying 4.50 US$/gal at da pump (3.5 when the boys feel generous) doesn't?
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#6 Oct 23, 2013
Fukushima's are inevitable.. even in Japan.
BDV

Atlanta, GA

#7 Oct 23, 2013
That's why a rightful compensation and a decent resettlement plan needs to be in place at any moment, not second-thought afterwards.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#8 Oct 23, 2013
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#9 Oct 23, 2013
Fukushima's deserted towns – in pictures

In 2011 a massive earthquake and tsunami wrecked the Fukushima nuclear plant, resulting in a meltdown that became the world's worst atomic crisis in 25 years. About 160,000 people living near the plant were ordered to move out and the government established a 12-mile compulsory evacuation zone
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/galler...
BDV

Decatur, GA

#10 Oct 23, 2013
A Guardian (hailing from the abode of British Petroleum and Royal Anglo Shell Oil) propaganda piece on Fukushima, quoted by a poster from Petrol City USA.
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One cannot make this stuff up.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#11 Oct 23, 2013
BDV wrote:
A Guardian (hailing from the abode of British Petroleum and Royal Anglo Shell Oil) propaganda piece on Fukushima, quoted by a poster from Petrol City USA.
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One cannot make this stuff up.
Listen. You have only irrational comments.

Wake up. People don't deserve fukushimas.
BDV

Atlanta, GA

#12 Oct 24, 2013
And they don't "deserve" Deepwell Horizons either. Or British Petroleum's refinery explosions.
BDV

Atlanta, GA

#13 Oct 24, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
People don't deserve fukushimas.
Or lac megantics for that matter.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#14 Oct 24, 2013
Technology safety is paramount. Technology-based dangers are sold to the innocent public as job growth.

Has the nuclear technology lost the safety game? Yes!
BDV

Atlanta, GA

#15 Oct 24, 2013
Since when is safety a "game"? It is a continuous improvement process, that produces results, as proven by Fukushima Dai-Ni.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#16 Oct 24, 2013
BDV wrote:
Since when is safety a "game"? It is a continuous improvement process, that produces results, as proven by Fukushima Dai-Ni.
Since .. atoms for peace... too cheap to meter... huh..

No, not proven.. duh
BDV

Decatur, GA

#17 Oct 24, 2013
Whatcha gonna do? When oil stops killing people, then Fukushima ray-deeay-shun will become the dominating safety issue.
Until then, we have bigger fish to fry - see British Petroleum multivictim megaexplosions and the oil explosion at Lac Megantic.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#18 Oct 24, 2013
BDV wrote:
Whatcha gonna do? When oil stops killing people, then Fukushima ray-deeay-shun will become the dominating safety issue.
Until then, we have bigger fish to fry - see British Petroleum multivictim megaexplosions and the oil explosion at Lac Megantic.
Speaking of fish... a very sad situation..

People who should not be leaders are leading us to technology disasters one after another...
BDV

Decatur, GA

#19 Oct 25, 2013
We can speculate on reasons for Japanese government accepting the continued function of facilities of lower safety (Fukushima Dai Ichi) even as higher standards of safety facilities were deemed necessary. Fukushima Dai Ni was built to higher standards. We can speculate on the strange arrangements for spent fuel storage at Fukushima Dai Ichi. We can speculate on the velvet glove treatment of TEPCO by the Japanese Government.
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Unfortunately, energy production is still fraught with risks. Much less than in the time of yore, but still.
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Tens of thousands of men still die each year in coal mine accidents, and hundreds of workers die each year in oil production accidents. When nuclear accidents happen, tens of thousands of people are suddenly displaced.
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However, the only answer is continuous and persistent improvement in production safety. As Fukushima Dai-Ni has proven improvement is possible and fruitful.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#20 Oct 25, 2013
1. Polar bears, seals and walruses along the Alaska coastline are suffering from fur loss and open sores…
2. There is an epidemic of sea lion deaths along the California coastline…
3. Along the Pacific coast of Canada and the Alaska coastline, the population of sockeye salmon is at a historic low.
4. Something is causing fish all along the west coast of Canada to bleed from their gills, bellies and eyeballs.
5. A vast field of radioactive debris from Fukushima that is approximately the size of California has crossed the Pacific Ocean and is starting to collide with the west coast.
6. It is being projected that the radioactivity of coastal waters off the U.S. west coast could double over the next five to six years.
7. Experts have found very high levels of cesium-137 in plankton living in the waters of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the west coast.
8. One test in California found that 15 out of 15 bluefin tuna were contaminated with radiation from Fukushima.
9. Back in 2012, the Vancouver Sun reported that cesium-137 was being found in a very high percentage of the fish that Japan was selling to Canada…
10. Canadian authorities are finding extremely high levels of nuclear radiation in certain fish samples…
11. Some experts believe that we could see very high levels of cancer along the west coast just from people eating contaminated fish…
12. BBC News recently reported that radiation levels around Fukushima are “18 times higher” than previously believed.
13. An EU-funded study concluded that Fukushima released up to 210 quadrillion becquerels of cesium-137 into the atmosphere.
14. Atmospheric radiation from Fukushima reached the west coast of the United States within a few days back in 2011.
15. At this point, 300 tons of contaminated water is pouring into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima every single day.
16.“30 billion becquerels of radioactive cesium and 30 billion becquerels of radioactive strontium” are being released into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima every single day.
17. According to Tepco, a total of somewhere between 20 trillion and 40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium have gotten into the Pacific Ocean since the Fukushima disaster first began.
18. 3 gigabecquerels of cesium-137 are flowing into the port at Fukushima Daiichi every single day.
19. It has been estimated that up to 100 times as much nuclear radiation has been released into the ocean from Fukushima than was released during the entire Chernobyl disaster.
20. One recent study concluded that a very large plume of cesium-137 from the Fukushima disaster will start flowing into U.S. coastal waters early next year…
21. It is being projected that significant levels of cesium-137 will reach every corner of the Pacific Ocean by the year 2020.
22. It is being projected that the entire Pacific Ocean will soon “have cesium levels 5 to 10 times higher” than what we witnessed during the era of heavy atomic bomb testing in the Pacific many decades ago.
23. The immense amounts of nuclear radiation getting into the water in the Pacific Ocean has caused environmental activist Joe Martino to issue the following warning…
24. The Iodine-131, Cesium-137 and Strontium-90 that are constantly coming from Fukushima are going to affect the health of those living the the northern hemisphere for a very, very long time.
25. According to a recent Planet Infowars report, the California coastline is being transformed into “a dead zone”…
26. A study concluded that radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster could negatively affect human life along the west coast of North America from Mexico to Alaska “for decades”.
27. According to the Wall Street Journal, it is being projected that the cleanup of Fukushima could take up to 40 years to complete.
28. Yale Professor Charles Perrow is warning that if the cleanup of Fukushima is not handled with 100% precision that humanity could be threatened “for thousands of years“…

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