Nuclear Power Debate - Walla Walla, WA
Discuss the national Nuclear Power debate in Walla Walla, WA.
Do you support building more nuclear power plants?
#1 Apr 9, 2011
I am against this every place.
#2 Apr 9, 2011
I think that Nuclear power can be safe if monitored correctly and keep politics out of it all together. Though Goverment regulations are good, just not politics
#3 Apr 9, 2011
How do you separate the two? Regulations are shaped by the industry lobbyists with the most money and political influence. Historically, industry will do everything it can to maximize shareholder profits in the short term, and this often means cutting corners.
Nuclear fission plants aren't safe, period, but especially in the hands of corrupt industry and government. Massive corruption is one of the primary characteristics of both government and the private sector at this time in this country.
#4 Apr 14, 2011
There is always room for human or mechanical error, mother nature. The nuclear industry still does not know to safely dispose of waste so the depleted uranium is used to deform children in other countries.
#8 Jan 10, 2013
Safe renewable energy if you recycle the plutonium in the spent rods. That also leaves less long term waste products to store in Utah
#9 Jan 10, 2013
Nuclear power is safe compared to natural gas, oil, and even hydroelectric. Fewer people have been injured or killed as the result of nuclear power than any of the above. Safe plants can be built with a "melt down" chamber under them so if the reactor does go dry it falls into a chamber of graphite cone-shaped rods that stop the reaction and cool the molten core.
The waste can be recycled to remove the plutonium in the spent rods and used to make new rods to fuel the reactor. This makes it a cheap and safe form of renewable energy. No more buried fuel rods that remain dangerous for tens of thousands of years.
It takes some common sense to pick a spot to build a reactor - not on the ocean shore where Sunamis are a constant threat and not over a fault where the earthquake can tear the earth underneath it apart but it is possible to choose a good spot and to run it without problems as long as you keep the personnel trained and keep candles out of the hands of a guy looking for gas leaks.
#10 Jan 10, 2013
They do know how to store it. They just don't have the place built for it.
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