Editorial: Nuclear energy: a necessar...

Editorial: Nuclear energy: a necessary evil - The China Post

There are 91 comments on the www.chinapost.com.tw story from Feb 22, 2008, titled Editorial: Nuclear energy: a necessary evil - The China Post. In it, www.chinapost.com.tw reports that:

Former Academia Sinica President Lee Yuan-tseh, a Nobel Prize winner and the most renowned scientist in Taiwan, stated recently that the use of nuclear power is necessary in Taiwan, though he affirmed he supported the creation of a "nuclear-free homeland."

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BDV

Atlanta, GA

#89 Oct 22, 2013
Timm Maddog wrote:
Tokyo First! Fukushima Last!
And that, is the REAL problem with nuclear power. Spread out benefits but localized costs.

A clear-cut and thorough reimbursement and prompt compensation procedure needs to be in place in case of nuclear accident. Instead we have the disgraceful nickel-and-diming of the victims of Fukushima evacuation but the scum that floated to the top of the Nippon Government.

Disgraceful, indeed.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#90 Oct 22, 2013
BDV wrote:
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And that, is the REAL problem with nuclear power. Spread out benefits but localized costs.
A clear-cut and thorough reimbursement and prompt compensation procedure needs to be in place in case of nuclear accident. Instead we have the disgraceful nickel-and-diming of the victims of Fukushima evacuation but the scum that floated to the top of the Nippon Government.
Disgraceful, indeed.
really?! the reimbursement issue is the problem? not the fact that we have very poorly designed nuclear power plants out there that can utterly fail just by losing their power grid connection? sheesh!
BDV

Atlanta, GA

#92 Oct 22, 2013
Conveniently forgeting the 40 foot tsunami that swamped the diesel engines, are we?
BDV

Atlanta, GA

#93 Oct 22, 2013
Also, the plant built to the current US code, Fukushima Dai-Ni weathered the 7th largest eartquake and ensuing tsunami well. It was only the ancient Fukushima Dai-Ichi that suffered.

No matter. While obviously everything should be built to the current US code, unusual circumstances could happen. Thus, the need for pre-established clear and prompt measures for compensating the evacuated persons in the unlikely event of a significant radioactive release.

The japanese government's treatment of evacuated persons is an ongoing disgrace.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#94 Oct 22, 2013
BDV wrote:
Conveniently forgeting the 40 foot tsunami that swamped the diesel engines, are we?
there are many things that could take out a pair of generators....

a tornado, mis-use or poor maintainence, a hurricane, running out of fuel,(this actually happened once htey got a backup generator running...)

no, it was not the earthquake or tsunami that damaged the reactor at all, it was having no power to cool down.

exact same designed reactors here all over our country...
BDV

Atlanta, GA

#95 Oct 23, 2013
But somehow ALL Fukushima Dai Ni reactors survived unscathed, while all Fukushima Dai Ichi reactors melted down. Fukushima Dai-Ni being built to post-TMI standards and Fukushima Dai-Ichi being built to pre-TMI standards has nothing to do with it.
BDV

Atlanta, GA

#96 Oct 23, 2013
US reactors are built/retrofitted to post-TMI safety standard ... so chances are that the 7th largest Earthquake in recorded history and a subsequent 40 foot tsunami will not damage US reactors.
nuke observor

Taiwan

#98 Oct 24, 2013
there are some nuke plants plans are delayed or droped in the States. why use it?
nice to have no nuke plan near where i dwell. being poor is better than being polluted.
Timm Maddog

Tainan, Taiwan

#99 Oct 24, 2013
NRA allows simplified release of barrier water!

Say goodbye to fish and all seafoods!

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/2...

Why is the UN allowing Japan to make the Pacific a radioactive dump?

The IOC even awarded Tokyo to host the 2016 Olympics as a price for Japan's total abandonment of Fukushima!

Billions of Euros for Tokyo!

A million Yen for Fukushima!

Trillion radioactive fishes for Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam ,Philippines and China for free courtesy from the goverment of Abe Nippon!
Timm Maddog

Tainan, Taiwan

#100 Oct 24, 2013
Abenomics: Share the STRONTIUMS!

"Tepco said it detected a maximum of 140,000 becquerels per liter of beta ray-emitting substances, including strontium, from a water sample collected Wednesday from the ditch, which extends to the sea beyond the plantís port.

The figure is 2.3 times higher than the previous record of 59,000 becquerels detected in water sampled at the same location Tuesday, and was more than 11 times the previous dayís reading.

The measurement location is about 600 meters from the open ocean and close to the storage tank that leaked some 300 tons of radioactive water in August."

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/10/24/n...

Tokyo 2016 Olympics will give each Olympians
STRONTIUM medals for free!
BDV

Decatur, GA

#102 Oct 25, 2013
nuke observor wrote:
nice to have no nuke plan near where i dwell. being poor is better than being polluted.
Better dead than red? What level of cluelessness is this?

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