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Originally Posted by Domino;13711780 
nuclear disasters have effected more then coal.

Nuclear has a much better track record than coal.

Coal has killed more people.
http://www.the9billion.com/2011/03/24/death-rate-from-nuclear-power-vs-coal/

Not to mention greenhouse gasses, the health effects on people, and the bigger impact on the environment overall.
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yay, the best energy source we currently have access to is being pushed away by the eco-nuts that refuse to understand it, and use common sense.....

oh how i love the world we live in.

and yeah, coal and other fossil fuels have killed far more people, and done far more damage to this planet.
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post #103 of 156
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Originally Posted by t00sl0w View Post
yay, the best energy source we currently have access to is being pushed away by the eco-nuts that refuse to understand it, and use common sense.....

oh how i love the world we live in.

and yeah, coal and other fossil fuels have killed far more people, and done far more damage to this planet.
What on earth makes you think that they will revert back to coal?

Please inform yourself before posting.
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i can understand everyone being worried about having a nuclear disaster, as nuclear even the smallest thing and its game over (usually) but with that being said its ridiculous that everyone wants to dump nuclear because of a sunami....look...i live in Scranton, Pa (united States) and the closest nuclear plant is in Berwick which is rather close and honestly for them to even consider something like what happened to Japan to happen in a place like this is ridiculous.....giant waves? if there was ever a giant wave big enough to hit that plant considering its land locked then we would have MUCH bigger issues to worry about.....the disaster in Japan is HORRIBLE but that doesnt mean the same thing is going to happen everywhere and considering the situation and location they were screwed from the get-go

this whole flipping out over natural disasters it just seems like people are blowing it out of control...your going to dump the best cheapest way to power your country because of a once in a life time terrible natural uncontrollable disaster? you need to rethink this idea....but leave it to the Germans to figure out how to do this....becuase out of everyone out there, pretty sure they can find a way....
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post #105 of 156
Burning coal releases radioactive dust and pollution into the air. The get cancer from coal pollution in a coal plant working properly far outnumbers any cancer from nuclear accidents.
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Great move by Germany, I applaud them. I hope the UK follows suit at some point as our country is situated in a great location with regards to WIND and Wave energy among other types of safer energy types.
post #107 of 156
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Originally Posted by N3G4T1v3 View Post
Yes Nuclear power has risks, but how many times has a nuclear plant actually hit melt down?
Three times in the last 40 years that I know of. Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and now the incident in Japan.

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Being someone who works in this field, most of the deaths caused by burning coal and or gas are more related to depression, overworking, and or work related injuries that happen anywhere that involves construction then Oil or gas directly.
I meant from the pollution expelled from the burning of them, more than from the mining and production.
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post #108 of 156
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Nuclear is the final source of energy for humans as far as I'm concerned. Nuclear or regress to simpler life. Simpler life may not be a bad thing, I just don't beleive we're capable of actually doing it.

Fact is, nuclear energy already produces every watt of energy on Earth.

Wind, solar and water are not feasible, economically or geographically.
Very narrow minded way of thinking, terribly so infact. Nuclear pumps out a lot of energy but it is not free from danger nor is it easy to dispose of the waste. I love how you say ''Nuclear or regress to simpler life'', you are so narrow minded lol. If we actually put more R&D into better/greener/renewable energy sources then I am sure we can find something equal or maybe even better than Nuclear power. The reason R&D has been so little with greener energy is due to the Nuclear for the most part.

Also please read a book or inform yourself by any means necessary with regards to the below I quoted from you.

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Wind, solar and water are not feasible, economically or geographically
So according from your quote I ascertain that you believe that Geographically there is no good place to find wind or Light from the sun or even water? as you mention water also , What planet do you happen to be inhabiting as your quote definitely has no reference to the planet Earth as I can find Light, Water and Wind ..pretty much everywhere I go. Sure there are more prime locations but you make it sound as if Earth is a lifeless lump of rock.

On an Economic point, the only real factor economically is cost of R&D and the technology being put into place. Nuclear is not Cheap, taking some money from the Nuclear industry to at first subsidise the development of greener energies is the easiest and less economically damaging. Not only that but moving forward ALWAYS costs money with emerging technologies, Nuclear was no different when it had its hay day.

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Fact is, nuclear energy already produces every watt of energy on Earth.
Erm, You must be trolling , please tell me you are not that misinformed.

I say this in the kindest way possible with no flaming, but please inform yourself before making decisions and spreading some seriously ridiculous comments
post #109 of 156
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Erm, You must be trolling , please tell me you are not that misinformed.

I say this in the kindest way possible with no flaming, but please inform yourself before making decisions and spreading some seriously ridiculous comments
I believe he meant that all of our energy (except maybe geothermal) comes from the Sun, which is a giant nuclear reaction. Nevertheless, he does seem to be somewhat misinformed, or at least melodramatic.
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post #110 of 156
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Great move by Germany, I applaud them. I hope the UK follows suit at some point as our country is situated in a great location with regards to WIND and Wave energy among other types of safer energy types.
Even if they keep using such plants at least to update them to new tech.
The Japan thing was using tech from the 60's.
We are in 2011 and they still use 60's made equipment in such a sensitive industry ?!This is what shocks me.And this after we already had a russian thing blowing up.
The life cycle of that Japan plant was forced for some company to get cheap on costs.
   
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