Nuclear Power Debate - Denver, CO

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#419
Dec 31, 2011
 
Colorado Chick wrote:
Question? Can we use nuclear energy to power cars? We use it now for electrical, right. Think of the possibilities...never having to bow down to anyone to stake our claim in their oil fields for fuel. America would be a self-contained country in that respect of energy usage.
That is not likely to happen anytime soon. The patent for the electric car was bought up by the oil tycoons a long time ago. The reason why we still rely on oil is because of the military industrial complex. where we trade arms for oil essentially.war is another facet of the economy of today. also, electric cars run longer than the conventional car. the conventional car will eventually breakdown after 10 to 20 years...the oil companies want consumers to keep buying gas run cars in order to meet their desired profits. conspicuous consumption which started to steamroll in the 50s to now and beyond, certainly does not help us.
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#420
Dec 31, 2011
 
Don Kosloff wrote:
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What is your definition of "catastrophe"?
basically, anything undesirable to happen to the nuclear reactors which will cause unnecessary trauma to the victims involved either by natural means or man made means.
i.e.
earthquake destabilizing the plant,
terrorists,
stupidity inside plants,
unforseen circumstances,
etc

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#421
Dec 31, 2011
 
TheJazuma wrote:
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That is not likely to happen anytime soon. The patent for the electric car was bought up by the oil tycoons a long time ago. The reason why we still rely on oil is because of the military industrial complex. where we trade arms for oil essentially.war is another facet of the economy of today. also, electric cars run longer than the conventional car. the conventional car will eventually breakdown after 10 to 20 years...the oil companies want consumers to keep buying gas run cars in order to meet their desired profits. conspicuous consumption which started to steamroll in the 50s to now and beyond, certainly does not help us.
Actually the electric car has been found to be inefficient and lost funding due to low sales. GM has an estimated 4000 car shortfall of sales due to the problems associated with electric cars and recharging stations Just for one year. The cars cost 35 to 40 thousand and not to many people can afford them when looking at longevity or resale value.. And in the long run you are just using electricity made by coal or gas anyway. Not enough in interest in then to build charging stations so they dont have a demand for them. On top of that.Your assessment of the life of a conventional car verses the electric car is laughable. Nothing last forever and I know conventional cars that have run for 50 years with out breaking down. If you break down in an electric car then you are SOL and are forced to call a tow truck instead of some mountain boy mechanic coming along and getting it started for you.This is Colorado and you could die in that little go cart by a sliding truck too..You are asking for it if you buy a electric car.I think they would be fine if you never left the city. and in the summer.
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#422
Dec 31, 2011
 
TheJazuma wrote:
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basically, anything undesirable to happen to the nuclear reactors which will cause unnecessary trauma to the victims involved either by natural means or man made means.
i.e.
earthquake destabilizing the plant,
terrorists,
stupidity inside plants,
unforseen circumstances,
etc
Much of what would plague any other power plant.
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#423
Dec 31, 2011
 
TheJazuma wrote:
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..... also, electric cars run longer than the conventional car.
How so?
TheJazuma wrote:
the conventional car will eventually breakdown after 10 to 20 years...
So will the electric car. Any idea what the maintenance costs are for replacing batteries?
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the oil companies want consumers to keep buying gas run cars in order to meet their desired profits.
Really? Got a credible cite to show us?
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conspicuous consumption which started to steamroll in the 50s to now and beyond, certainly does not help us.
Really? have a cite to show this "conspicious consumption"???
David Christman

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#424
Jan 2, 2012
 
TheJazuma wrote:
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basically, anything undesirable to happen to the nuclear reactors which will cause unnecessary trauma to the victims involved either by natural means or man made means.
i.e.
earthquake destabilizing the plant,
terrorists,
stupidity inside plants,
unforseen circumstarnces,
etc
You just described everyday life without nuclear power plants. Coal-fired power plants cause trauma every day during their normal operation. Every nuclear power plant that operates replaces a coal-fired plant and thus reduces trauma.
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Oklahoma City, OK

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#425
Dec 31, 2012
 
Nuclear power has changed greatly since it was forst introduced. The newer gen 5 reactors basically CANT FAIL and generate massive amounts of power safely vs coal which releases harmful radioactive particles, even with scrubbers.
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Oklahoma City, OK

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#426
Dec 31, 2012
 
Dances with Unicorns wrote:
I think if we could just harness the moons energy we could someday collect solar energy 24/7...I got a moontan the other night and it really itches..We were laying out in our bathing suits in the ivy by the pool and now Im really itchy.And now we are all red...So we got a moontan..I love gum dont you...Oops dropped my gum..Ouch..Bumped my head..did you see that ???I saw an angel....did you see stars too... ah ohhh.. Immmmg dizzyy
Umm... The moon doesn't really have much energy other than helium... the moon is just a giant mirror that reflects the suns light. Not sure why ur dizzy
jp O'Connor

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#427
Jul 4, 2013
 
When world war 3 happens they'll be targeted for the destruction of the country's power grid

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#428
Jul 6, 2013
 
Since we are building new houses on rocky flats and the rocky mountain arsenal. I vote for a nuke plant in ken carl.
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Colorado Springs, CO

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#429
Sep 22, 2013
 
What is the big nuclear problem in Denver

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#430
Oct 5, 2013
 
stop yelling!
Dhs jus

Randolph, NJ

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#431
Dec 21, 2013
 
Bad for environment and health. Create cancer
Kyler Newsome

Columbia City, IN

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#432
Mar 19, 2014
 
because this would help give a lot more people money and power in this city and city's all around it.

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#433
Mar 19, 2014
 
Kyler Newsome wrote:
because this would help give a lot more people money and power in this city and city's all around it.
BUUUT...WHAT IF..as they AGE..NO LONGER..are the parts Available for full Operational Operations??

THEN WHAT??
Dennis Hish

Farmer City, IL

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#434
Apr 29, 2014
 
Clean, safe, don't look at the news, look at long term track record. Lessons learned will make them even more safe

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#435
Apr 29, 2014
 
WIND POWER...is WHERE THE FREAK..is AT!!

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