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Nuclear power isn't worth the risk in California

The article is bunk. The seemingly negative quote from Mandil is preceded by a description on how good progress is being made to identify a final waste repository, learning from the Scandinavian approach that now has local communities competing to be the host site. The claims on lifecycle GHG emissions is taken from a far from serious website http://www.peakoil .org.au/news/index .php?does_nuclear_ energy_produce_no_ co2.htm that bases its claim on a single study by Storm and Smith that the World Nuclear Association has critiqued http://www.world-n uclear.org/info/in f11.html and which runs counter to a wealth of other lifecycle emissions studies. Of course there are a small amount of lifecycle emissions with nuclear, but no more that those involved with the manufacture and transport of solar cells or the concrete foundations of wind turbines.  (Oct 25, 2010 | post #3)

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Nuclear protest....

There are half a million people in Bristol. 200 seems rather a poor show. Taping one's mouth is also a rather good way of avoiding having to say anything intelligent.  (Feb 9, 2010 | post #1)

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Nuclear power in the balance

Not a very good comparison. In 2009 458 people died in air crashes, no one died from nuclear power.  (Feb 8, 2010 | post #1)

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Nuclear solution comes with a huge price tag

He'll be back, he's done more "final farewells" than Sinatra.  (Feb 7, 2010 | post #628)

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New Nuclear Power Costs Too High?

The report is wrong. It refers to a delay in the construction of Sanmen AP1000s as proving that delays at the two European EPR are not outliers. But the actual text refers only to costs running above budget for the Sanmen project, not any delays. In fact early work at Sanmen 1 has run ahead of schedule: http://www.world-n uclear-news.org/NN _Sanmen_excavation _completed_early_0 209081.html Work for Sanmen 2 also started ahead of schedule: http://www.world-n uclear-news.org/NN _Sanmen_2_under_co nstruction_1612091 .html  (Jan 25, 2010 | post #2)

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China Powering Ahead With Nuclear Energy Despite Risks: V...

China currently has nearly 22 GWe actually under construction, with another 40 GWe due to start construction in the next two years. Assuming those are all online by 2020 there's little reason to doubt they China double that over the following ten years http://www.world-n uclear.org/info/in f63.html  (Jan 21, 2010 | post #7)

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Nuclear solution comes with a huge price tag

This is very much a similar attitude as former Greenpeace UK, and strong antinuclear protester, Stephen Tinsdale, who now supports nuclear, not because he like it, but because he sees it now as a temporary necessity in order to meet growing energy needs with low carbon solutions. He, similarly, fully expects other technologies to take over from nuclear from 2050 onwards. While I disagree with the likelihood of the current alternatives reaching that potential, it is a pragmatic opinion that I respect.  (Jan 10, 2010 | post #539)

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Nuclear solution comes with a huge price tag

Oldtimer has descended from simple name calling to telling people who disagree with him to kill themselves, again something of an interesting attitude from a man who crows his Christian faith. His most recent diatribe on freezing coal is a fine example of how wrong he is when trying to deal with facts, rather than throwing insults. For freezing coal he "can't imagine that this is possible", that it is "bulls&*% ", "it just doesn't work that way". 'Cuzzin' Daniel was the expert he consulted and OT concluded that if freezing coal did exist there "ain't no way I'm gonna believe that this could not be overcome via a simple tarp." Now later OT downgrades this to freezing coal being a preventable problem, but a problem from 1978 is no big deal. Here's a big deal : http://www.cdc.gov /niosh/face/statef ace/ny/03ny006.htm l It is a report of a fatality in 2003 at a coal power plant. A man trying to separate frozen coal with a shovel falls and is crushed by a coal cracker, used to break up frozen coal. A terrible death. Bear in mind that the victim died in a machine designed to crush frozen coal. Frozen coal is therefore not "bulls&*% ", not impossible. Moreover it is something common enough that one company installed equipment to deal with frozen coal. If a simple cheap tarp would have dealt with it that would have been their choice. Obviously it is a problem more challenging than that. OT, you've boasted of your age and experience and boasted of your moderately high IQ. Unfortunately age and intelligence does not necessarily result in wisdom.  (Dec 29, 2009 | post #467)

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Nuclear solution comes with a huge price tag

Oldtimer, there is nothing hypocritical about my calling your posts un-Christian. You've thrown your faith as an issue into this discussion, suggested that its teaching promote truthfulness, but at the same time your posts don't follow some basic Christian principles. For example, you said you follow "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you", which is a simplication of the 'Golden Rule', shared by many cultures, but expressed in the Bible in Leviticus 19:18, "Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself." I'd suggest your name-calling, insults and bilious comments run counter to this, therefore your comments are un-Christian.  (Dec 6, 2009 | post #349)

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Nuclear solution comes with a huge price tag

It took me somewhat less time to work out how to post on a message boardYes, that is the best thing you've said.  (Dec 3, 2009 | post #341)

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Nuclear solution comes with a huge price tag

OT - I don't know whether that doc is the one you were referring to. Give Not Told was 300 miles out in terms of the plant being referred to I wouldn't bet that it is. From my reading of the transcript, hidden within the hyperbole, I get the message that the plant would have righted itself had it been left to its own devices, that there was poor communication and uncertainty, procedures that did need (AND HAVE BEEN) improved upon, and finally the apparent drama that dominated much of the transcript, the potential hydrogen bubble explosion concern was a mistake caused by a bad calculation by the person raising the alarm, an imaginary danger that did not exist. More to the point, I can only presume it isn't the documentary you mention because the documentary reflects there was no significant release of radiation outside of the plant and no harm to health despite what was a serious event that included a partial meltdown. And again, nothing that contradicts what is on our own information page on TMI. P.S. It is my view that there is no god. However, I note you have made frequent references to the Christian god and your own faith. Can I just comment that the attitude you have shown in this discussion thread seem decidedly un-Christian.  (Dec 1, 2009 | post #327)

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Nuclear solution comes with a huge price tag

Actually the full transcript is up there to read, just click on the first result if you Google the title- no cover-up, of course!  (Dec 1, 2009 | post #322)

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Nuclear solution comes with a huge price tag

You may call yourself an "Old timer", but you do seem to specialise in childish name calling. That you chose to do this rather than provide one single fact to back up your allegations of "millions of deaths" says a lot about the ridiculousness of your case. And no one is talking about putting all the eggs in one basket. Any sensible persons wants a diverse range of secure, reliable, affordable low carbon electricity generation. It is you who is ruling out one of the best options.  (Dec 1, 2009 | post #318)

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Nuclear solution comes with a huge price tag

Oldtimer - you have said there were thousands or millions of deaths from the accident at TMI. I provided a link to our report, which disagrees with that allegation. I asked you to provide any evidence to challenge our report. You have provided no counter evidence and have not challenged a single fact. Neither have you provided any evidence to back up your claims of mass deaths.  (Nov 27, 2009 | post #312)

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