Nuclear Power Debate - Chicago, IL

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Do you support building more nuclear power plants?

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Loren

Los Angeles, CA

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Mar 24, 2011
 
It is a very efficient way to generate power, but the plant are not easy to shut down in case of severe circumstances. Especially they should not be put in earthquake prone areas.
Smedskjaer

Faroe Islands

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#2
Mar 24, 2011
 
They are easy to shut down, but they require a cool down period.
Search youtube for 'reactor pulse' and watch nuclear material go prompt critical.
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

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Mar 24, 2011
 
Like it or not,we still have to look at nuclear to carry us into the future. There is only so much capacity we can squeeze out of solar,only so many avaliable rivers we can dam, and only so many (or few) constantly windy areas we can harness. Technology has and will continue to make nuclear safer so if we want to live our current lifestyle,and keep capacity for growth, we have to consider nuclear, but with constant improvements in operating technics for safety's sake. China has eleven plants up and running,twenty five under construction,and fifty four more planned. We should strive to work with all nuclear powered countries and share safety information to make this form of power safe for all the world.

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Mar 24, 2011
 
I hate the environmentalists. Anything to piss them off.

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Mar 24, 2011
 
We have too many people.
lie

Batam, Indonesia

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Mar 24, 2011
 
How do you cope with the impact of nuclear power if it happens to the things we do not want?
Can you overcome the effects of nuclear radiation if to spread throughout the world?
The most dangerous effect is the occurrence of gene mutations, how would you handle this?

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Mar 25, 2011
 
lie wrote:
How do you cope with the impact of nuclear power if it happens to the things we do not want?
Can you overcome the effects of nuclear radiation if to spread throughout the world?
The most dangerous effect is the occurrence of gene mutations, how would you handle this?
Did Japan disappear ? Chernobyl, Russia ? Three Mile Island ?

Oh wait. They're all still here. What ?

Nagasaki ? Hiroshima ? All that failed to spread throughout the world and cause gene mutations ? Too many questions ?

The least you could do is concoct a bogus real story about the deathly effect of nuclear power where millions of folks were destroyed. Maybe then people will listen to your doomsday predictions.

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Mar 25, 2011
 
Tory II wrote:
I hate the environmentalists. Anything to piss them off.
If enough people hate me then they'll oppose nuclear power. If people like me they'll support it.

Americans are dysfunctional.

Don Trump wanted to see Obama's birth certificate ! And that angered many people !

Obama campaigned as anti-war. And then invaded Libya !

So now, even the Right is angry at Trump (they love Omama for invading Libya). The republicans will re-elect him, not the demorats.

Just ignore it.
Smedskjaer

Faroe Islands

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Mar 25, 2011
 
Direct view of a nuclear reactor going super critical.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Nuclear radiation wouldn't spread through the world and nature can cope. Humans just wouldn't be able to live in areas directly surrounding a meltdown. Look at Chernobyl. It has turned into a nature preserve. It is beautiful once again.

Plus, even a melt down is better than carbon related climate change. Nuclear is carbon free. It is environmentally friendly.
jane

Thailand

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#10
Mar 26, 2011
 
the earth is too hot...and too unstable to be able to make sure they would not be any safety issues...think i will go and live in a igloo, but seriously i am australian and we are now tapping into geothermaal energy but too little too late
shaggy

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Mar 27, 2011
 
japan incident lol
william

Brookfield, IL

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Mar 27, 2011
 
We need more sustainable clean energy.
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

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Mar 27, 2011
 
william wrote:
We need more sustainable clean energy.
Hooooooray!!!!!! Now where's your workable plan?
Napoleon

Subotica, Serbia

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Mar 28, 2011
 
what happened in Japan can be repeated in America

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Mar 28, 2011
 
Japan appears to be in trouble.

Their tsunami didn't look like the stereotypical tall tidal wave. It looked like an overflow; like if you fill a tub to the top and then you get in, the water flows over the top of the tub onto the surrounding floor.

So they completely lost power for cooling. Before they could think to use hoses (fire fighting equipment) the reactors overheated.

Now, everyone knows what to do after a nuclear power plant incurs damage: call in fire fighting equipment to keep hoses aimed at the reactors to keep them cool with water. That could prevent catastrophic damage.
Air Cav

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Mar 28, 2011
 
Tory II wrote:
We have too many people.
You should be the first to go.
osmo Mononen

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#17
Mar 28, 2011
 
there are too many reactors already in the world.
It's become common place and eventually there will be more accidents it;s inevitable.

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Mar 28, 2011
 
We have too many people.
Air Cav wrote:
You should be the first to go.
Religious freak.

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#19
Mar 28, 2011
 
osmo Mononen wrote:
there are too many reactors already in the world.
It's become common place and eventually there will be more accidents it;s inevitable.
Someone else already said this:

We've had nuclear power for over sixty years now and only three major accidents with few casualties. More people have died from many other types of accidents, especially cars.

Since: Mar 11

Burlington, NC

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#20
Mar 28, 2011
 
What kills me is all the bunny lovers who would like people to think that any new reactors that will be built would use the some 50 year old designs that we operate now. http://gt-mhr.ga.com/

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