Nuclear Power Debate - Point Roberts, WA

Discuss the national Nuclear Power debate in Point Roberts, WA.

Do you support building more nuclear power plants?

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Richard

Coquitlam, Canada

#1 Mar 31, 2011
Nuclear is much more expensive than other options when all true costs are considered.

Such approaches as drainwater heat recovery devices, air-cooled condensing clothes dryers etc. combined with evacuated tube solar hot water heaters can save enough energy to eliminate the need for nuclear power.

Also, it's only a matter of time until terrorists rent a Cessna or other small plane, strap a 30 foot steel I-beam under it, and crash it into a nuclear dome at terminal velocity, possibly even by remote control, causing vast areas of land to become uninhabitable as has happened at Chernobyl. A plane on its own would just disintegrate. But an attached steel I-beam would instantly punch through even the thickest cement and steel.
lucgarz

Newport Beach, CA

#2 Mar 31, 2011
Richard wrote:
Nuclear is much more expensive than other options when all true costs are considered.
Such approaches as drainwater heat recovery devices, air-cooled condensing clothes dryers etc. combined with evacuated tube solar hot water heaters can save enough energy to eliminate the need for nuclear power.
Also, it's only a matter of time until terrorists rent a Cessna or other small plane, strap a 30 foot steel I-beam under it, and crash it into a nuclear dome at terminal velocity, possibly even by remote control, causing vast areas of land to become uninhabitable as has happened at Chernobyl. A plane on its own would just disintegrate. But an attached steel I-beam would instantly punch through even the thickest cement and steel.
Cessnas can't carry 30' I-Beams. I beams can't penetrate the roof of the reactor building with enough velocity to also puncture the top of the reactor vessel. Everything else you listed is also codswallop. The needs and demands of industry could never be made by solar/wind. Nuclear, natural gas, hydro and coal plants in some combination will always be needed to meet that demand.
lucgarz

Newport Beach, CA

#3 Mar 31, 2011
Richard wrote:
.... But an attached steel I-beam would instantly punch through even the thickest cement and steel.
You've obviously never inspected the walls surrounding the primary containment area the vessel sits inside.
Jonny

Coquitlam, Canada

#4 May 3, 2011
Nuclear power plants have hazards but are much safer than carbon-dioxide-producing power plants in the long-run. Theoretical Nuclear power plants can also be constructed under-ground within a thick lead/water casing in-case of reactor leak.
Hugo Rauss

Delta, Canada

#9 Oct 25, 2012
To build nuclear power plants means to destroy the World and the Nature. There are many clean sources of energy

Since: Feb 13

Bothell, WA

#10 Feb 12, 2013
Hell no, we just invented Graphene. It's so new the spell checker doesn't even know it exists.

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