Nuclear Power Debate - San Francisco, CA

Discuss the national Nuclear Power debate in San Francisco, CA.

Do you support building more nuclear power plants?

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Since: Mar 11

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Mar 23, 2011
 
Bonnie

Wheaton, IL

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#2
Mar 24, 2011
 
It's scary!

Since: Jul 10

Hayward, CA

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#3
Mar 24, 2011
 
It's a risk, and future liability. Why build more nuclear power when there are better, cleaner, alternatives?
Johnny Boyd

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#5
Mar 25, 2011
 
do it
1910

San Mateo, CA

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#6
Mar 27, 2011
 
Build baby build
Barbara

Pavullo Nel Frignano, Italy

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#7
Mar 30, 2011
 
I'm for solar energy
Youre_doing_it_m oar_error

Pittsburg, CA

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#8
Mar 30, 2011
 
metavidi wrote:
Classic Post. This should be a sticky for all time that the internet exist!
Youre_doing_it_m oar_error

Pittsburg, CA

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#9
Mar 30, 2011
 
and not to make fun of the bully fail, but... noticed him walking in circles afterwards. I hope he's OK and doesn't one up the nuclear power plant.

Since: Jul 10

Hayward, CA

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#10
Apr 2, 2011
 
Youre_doing_it_moar_error wrote:
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Classic Post. This should be a sticky for all time that the internet exist!
That's why you don't try to bully someone twice your size.
edward teller

San Francisco, CA

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#11
Apr 6, 2011
 
Only a complete moron with a death wish would even consider nuclear power.

“IT'S TIME TO ELIMINATE”

Since: Mar 11

PROP 8 AND DOMA!!!

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#12
Apr 9, 2011
 
We need to start using more natural resources instead of continuing to pollute our planet!!!
ThomasA

Anniston, AL

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Apr 12, 2011
 
RnL2008 wrote:
We need to start using more natural resources instead of continuing to pollute our planet!!!
Great idea but....... where's the plan to support it??? Hydro is maxed out,wind is limited to the few 24/7 windy areas of the country,solar cannot deliver the heavy loads industry needs,new restrictions will curtail coal fired plants so let us know what the plan is,we're all ears. Maybe the future is in SAFE nuclear energy with all the lessons learned from past mistakes engineered out.
Sterling

San Francisco, CA

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#14
Apr 14, 2011
 
Why should we sacrifice life on earth for a stupid, outdated power plant. The cost far outweighs any benefit. We have technology to use netural power for free once set up.
Ster

San Francisco, CA

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Apr 14, 2011
 
do generators need a steady, or at least consistent rpm to operate efficiently?
After that Tsunami, the ocean showed it's power. you could even have a big float with a gear ratio like a clock to go up and down with the tide using the buoyancy as the slow pull one way, the current and weighted tide drop pushing the other way. All the weight could be in the "inverted pendulum" kinda like a tourbillon. Say a sealed generator in the ocean, plus the constant gusts from ocean breeze spinning a tangential turbine or some helix shaped windmill tower,would be a nice pairing to a freewheel and a flywheel without needing the expensive solar. Just need to make sure it has low maintenance in the salty elements.
And what about geothermal? That's basically using the steam turbines of a reactor plant without the reactors. What's the worst that could happen? A boiler explosion? A volcano?
I mean, if the nuke plants are safe, we may as well power our cars with reactors. It'd be a fast steam engine. Sound cool too. Til ya crash it like a nuclear pinto. But hey! Geico would be outta business cuz NOBODY would crash their cars with that consequence.
nuclear power is a copout of greed and laziness. we should all get off the grid anyways.
ThomasA

Anniston, AL

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#16
Apr 14, 2011
 
Ster wrote:
do generators need a steady, or at least consistent rpm to operate efficiently?
After that Tsunami, the ocean showed it's power. you could even have a big float with a gear ratio like a clock to go up and down with the tide using the buoyancy as the slow pull one way, the current and weighted tide drop pushing the other way. All the weight could be in the "inverted pendulum" kinda like a tourbillon. Say a sealed generator in the ocean, plus the constant gusts from ocean breeze spinning a tangential turbine or some helix shaped windmill tower,would be a nice pairing to a freewheel and a flywheel without needing the expensive solar. Just need to make sure it has low maintenance in the salty elements.
And what about geothermal? That's basically using the steam turbines of a reactor plant without the reactors. What's the worst that could happen? A boiler explosion? A volcano?
I mean, if the nuke plants are safe, we may as well power our cars with reactors. It'd be a fast steam engine. Sound cool too. Til ya crash it like a nuclear pinto. But hey! Geico would be outta business cuz NOBODY would crash their cars with that consequence.
nuclear power is a copout of greed and laziness. we should all get off the grid anyways.
Wave action generation is a possibility near the coast, but due to the losses in transmitting electricity long distances, it wouldn't help the inland states much.
George

San Francisco, CA

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#18
Jun 2, 2011
 
We need the energy!
RU KIDDING

Effingham, IL

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#19
Jun 3, 2011
 
edward teller wrote:
Only a complete moron with a death wish would even consider nuclear power.
Amen brother.
Vaughn

Menlo Park, CA

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#20
Sep 23, 2011
 
Nuke power industry are con artists hiding behind interesting physics and science who hold up a failed industry (and a very poor way of generating power) on taxpayer money, it has never lived up to it's promise of safety or even profitability. This is old tech from the 1950's. USA can do far better. Shut them all down. Now. Fuckushima has already deposited some mess here on the west coast, anywhere, USA will be next sooner or later, our plants are in the same potential situation as what happens at Fuku #1 plant in Japan.
Czechia

Brno, Czech Republic

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#21
Dec 19, 2011
 
Nuclear power is cheap, clean, it isn't renewable but it can be partially renewable, also, the stocks for nuclear plants can last for 280 years! That's a lot of time! It is also safe, the only thing that we can be scared of are Russian nuclear power plants, but newly built power plants are absolutely safe.

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