Nuclear Power Debate - Lexington, KY

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Since: Dec 09

Lexington, KY

#1 Mar 23, 2011
I live in lex but from eastern ky, I knew where the coal plant was back home. Can someone tell me where the power plant is for lex?
Auntie Em

Lexington, KY

#2 Mar 23, 2011
I think it's in Harrodsburg, and is coal fired.
littleblacksambo

Lexington, KY

#3 Mar 24, 2011
POWER is the name of the game
NAH

“NAH for president!”

Since: Feb 10

Crooked Creek, KY

#4 Mar 26, 2011
because cow chips just don't cut it any more.
NoNukes!

Lexington, KY

#5 Mar 28, 2011
Using radio-isotopes to boil water??? Ask the people of Honshu.
lol

Lexington, KY

#6 Mar 29, 2011
Pointless topic of debate in KY. We have a statute that specifically prohibits construction of nuclear power plants. Instead, lets put windmills in everyone's back yard.
lol

Lexington, KY

#7 Mar 29, 2011
JAPAN...duh.
dplex

United States

#8 Mar 30, 2011
It's clean energy which can be built and operated safely.
nucnut

United States

#9 Apr 5, 2011
when properly designed with respect to location risks a superior source of energy
EM1(SS) Kennedy

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Apr 9, 2011
I worked in the nuclear field in the US Navy. I was extensively trained and worked on two different nuclear powered submarines. That being said, nuclear power in the US is the safest form of power generation
dave

Bimble, KY

#11 Apr 13, 2011
[QUOTE who="EM1(SS) Kennedy"]I worked in the nuclear field in the US Navy. I was extensively trained and worked on two different nuclear powered submarines. That being said, nuclear power in the US is the safest form of power generation [/QUOTE]

you are a genuine idiot and anyone knows its not the safest form of energy it may have more benefits than any other but is nowhere close to being the safest..that actually made me roflmao that you would actually say this...IDIOT..but thankfully we dont have to worry about it here anyway..
WE ARE GOING TO DIE

Scottsville, KY

#12 Apr 17, 2011
please read ,arm yourself with information ,information is the best weapon to protect your family , nuclear power is not safe , if you think a nuclear plant is going to give more jobs ,you are so wrong , you will get a job if you have the IQ of a rocket scientist if not they may or may not give a couple of locals a job at mopping the floors bathrooms ,or mowing around the plant , understand nuclear power is not the way to go ,spent fuel ,, waste from a nuclear plant is just as dangerous as a melt down , this link will help you understand ,, dont follow what some one else tells you , arm youself with info http://www.santarosa.edu/~lwillia2/10/10nukeh...
WE ARE GOING TO DIE

Scottsville, KY

#13 Apr 17, 2011
the usa have had leaks in the past ,it takes thousands of years to dissipate ( clear up) http://antinuclear.net/2010/10/16/20-usa-nucl...
WE ARE GOING TO DIE

Scottsville, KY

#14 Apr 17, 2011
another very inportant link ,please read all of it ,and you will see what they have done to us in the past http://www.earthmountainview.com/yucca/yucca....
WE ARE GOING TO DIE

Scottsville, KY

#15 Apr 17, 2011
if the rods( spent fuel) touch we are going to die http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110323/ap_on_bi_...
WE ARE GOING TO DIE

Scottsville, KY

#16 Apr 17, 2011
please arm yourself with information http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm...
John

Lexington, KY

#17 Apr 20, 2011
WE ARE GOING TO DIE wrote:
please arm yourself with information http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm...
If its so dangerous then why do enviromentalists like Stewart Brand, the author of 'The Whole Earth Catalog', support nuclear power? I know his explaination is that the threats of climate change far outweigh the risks involved in nuclear power plants. I also know that if the nuclear plant in Japan had been like the ones being built today then the entire disaster would have been avoided because the newer power plants don't rely on any power source, just gravity, to cool the rods in that situation. As for the waste of spent fuel rods, I'm really not educated on that enough to know what the real dangers are. I'm not someone who believes in political ideaology and I am really not a fan of people taking firm stances on everything, when it comes to difficult issues like this it is just idiotic imo to think that there is only 1 right answer, especially when the person is not an ACTUAL expert on the issue, most Americans are terribly ill-informed. For that reason, I really haven't made up my mind on this issue, both sides seem to have a lot of valid arguments from what I can tell. I do know that everything is relative, its not just a matter of whether or not nuclear power is completely safe, but rather a matter of weighing the pros and cons of nuclear power against the pros and cons of a lot of other considerations as well. Let me know what you have to say, I'll be completely open-minded about it and would love to learn more. I'll check out your links as well as long as its not a bunch of one-sided left wing propaganda, I prefer actually science and facts when studying an issue.
RKM

Lexington, KY

#18 Apr 22, 2011
This is a multi-faceted problem that has repercussions with a few current issues. Personally, I am going to go with the argument that nuclear everything must be removed entirely.

I think the dangers of nuclear power plants themselves is abundantly clear. Even though, statistically speaking it is very safe, until something goes terribly wrong. Then there is the storage problem of the spent fuel rods that must be kept in water for many many years until the rods are cool so that they can be disposed of.

Then we also have the terrorism problem. The material used to create power is also used to create destruction. By having nuclear power plants, this also sets the potential for the material ending up in the wrong hands. If all nuclear material is gone, then the wrong people cannot get their hands on it.

There are other options to nuclear power without the potential problems. Nuclear power may be cheaper than lets say solar or wind. But, do you pay now or pay later and at what expense. What I mean is if a windmill or solar panel goes ballistic and melts down, so what, nothing major will be damaged or will be affecting things for years to come. But when a nuclear power plant melts down, you have a mess that will cost billions and billions for many years following.

In my opinion, if we just get rid nuclear all together we will eliminate many other problems in the process.

Now, if the day comes where we find knowledge that allows us to efficiently clean up a nuclear mess, whether it be a reactor melting down or the affects of some sort of nuclear bomb then we might possibly re-visit the nuclear option. I think the pros and cons are weighted to the cons a little too much for me and I think we are messing with things that we do not have enough knowledge about to be playing around with it like we do.
WE ARE DOOMED

Scottsville, KY

#19 Apr 23, 2011
John wrote:
<quoted text>If its so dangerous then why do enviromentalists like Stewart Brand, the author of 'The Whole Earth Catalog', support nuclear power? I know his explaination is that the threats of climate change far outweigh the risks involved in nuclear power plants. I also know that if the nuclear plant in Japan had been like the ones being built today then the entire disaster would have been avoided because the newer power plants don't rely on any power source, just gravity, to cool the rods in that situation. As for the waste of spent fuel rods, I'm really not educated on that enough to know what the real dangers are. I'm not someone who believes in political ideaology and I am really not a fan of people taking firm stances on everything, when it comes to difficult issues like this it is just idiotic imo to think that there is only 1 right answer, especially when the person is not an ACTUAL expert on the issue, most Americans are terribly ill-informed. For that reason, I really haven't made up my mind on this issue, both sides seem to have a lot of valid arguments from what I can tell. I do know that everything is relative, its not just a matter of whether or not nuclear power is completely safe, but rather a matter of weighing the pros and cons of nuclear power against the pros and cons of a lot of other considerations as well. Let me know what you have to say, I'll be completely open-minded about it and would love to learn more. I'll check out your links as well as long as its not a bunch of one-sided left wing propaganda, I prefer actually science and facts when studying an issue.
LEFT WING ? I AM A PROUD REPUBLICAN , I LOVE KENTUCKY , AND I KNOW THAT THINGS CAN GO WRONG ,WE ARE ON THE FAULT LINE , THERE IS NO WHERE TO PUT THE WASTE , IF THESE RODS ARE OVER CROWDED/ TOUCH ,WE ALL ARE DOOMED , THE LINKS I HAVE LEFT ARE THE TRUTH ,ATOMIC NOTATION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE ,WELL THEY ALL ARE .. WE DONT NEED ONE HERE .. JUST THINK IF WE HAVE A EARTHQUAKE , I HAVE SEEN TREMERS THAT WOULD KNOCK DISHES OUT OF CABINETS IN LOUISVILLE YEARS AGO ,WHAT IF THAT HAPPENS AND THESE SPENT FUEL RODS TOUCH .. WE WILL BE DOOMED , YOU REALLY NEED TO READ THE LINKS I HAVE LEFT HERE, THEY ARE REAL NO LIES ,THEY ARE REAL ,THINK , FAULT LINE ,, KY CAVES http://library.thinkquest.org/17940/texts/nuc...
John

Lexington, KY

#20 Apr 23, 2011
WE ARE DOOMED wrote:
<quoted text> LEFT WING ? I AM A PROUD REPUBLICAN , I LOVE KENTUCKY , AND I KNOW THAT THINGS CAN GO WRONG ,WE ARE ON THE FAULT LINE , THERE IS NO WHERE TO PUT THE WASTE , IF THESE RODS ARE OVER CROWDED/ TOUCH ,WE ALL ARE DOOMED , THE LINKS I HAVE LEFT ARE THE TRUTH ,ATOMIC NOTATION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE ,WELL THEY ALL ARE .. WE DONT NEED ONE HERE .. JUST THINK IF WE HAVE A EARTHQUAKE , I HAVE SEEN TREMERS THAT WOULD KNOCK DISHES OUT OF CABINETS IN LOUISVILLE YEARS AGO ,WHAT IF THAT HAPPENS AND THESE SPENT FUEL RODS TOUCH .. WE WILL BE DOOMED , YOU REALLY NEED TO READ THE LINKS I HAVE LEFT HERE, THEY ARE REAL NO LIES ,THEY ARE REAL ,THINK , FAULT LINE ,, KY CAVES http://library.thinkquest.org/17940/texts/nuc...
I didn't say they were left wing propoganda, I hadn't even looked at them yet; I said I would check them out as long a they weren't because many of the anti-nuclear websites are very far left leaning, and I'm not a fan of propoganda on either side of the political spectrum. I told you I would be open-minded about it, but I must admit that you do seem a bit alarmist about it all, writing in all caps and making really dramatic statements is not the way to convince rational people. I'll check out your links though and see what I think.

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