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How about we just close these facilities down to make new ones, using the Obama Care Plan to pay for it all, sounds good to me Alli...
The new health care plan isn't designed to make money, so I'm not sure why you bring it up.

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I understand that the US doesn't look favorable to nuclear energy but this is a pure cop out. Are you seriously suggesting that the EPA would stand in the way of a plant addressing a health issue? No, they wouldn't.
Not saying that they would block existing plants from making repairs, but environmental groups have blocked new plants for decades now, and those new plants would likely be quite a bit more safe.
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It has a half life of just over 12 years, it'll all be gone in a century.
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Tritium is commonly used in gun sights as a light source. This isn't exactly plutonium leaking out here...
Can you say Trijicon ACOG
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nvm
Edited by dontpwnmebro - 6/21/11 at 9:18pm
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No but the media loves to scare people.

The local nuclear plant in Springfield VT leaked tritium a couple of times, and people routinely complain about the radioactive effects... despite being miles UP STREAM of the reactor. Just like with the Wifi and cell phones, people are paranoid, and if the media can scare up a story, they will do it. When Fukishima had issues it was all over the media "that our nuclear plant here in VT used the same design"... That was it. No conclusion to the story, no mention of our plant being hit with an earthquake or melting down, they just tried to connect the two, and let the viewer imply ours was in big time future danger.

Now there is a fight between the state and the company that owns the plant about it continuing to run. Sadly the yuppies here think that the plant can go away and the massive amount of power it generates will be replaced by ... well magic, or buy it from some place else and hope they can meet demand.

Gotta love Vermont in that sense. Their are to many liberal idiots in Vermont always trying to shut down Yankee Power Nuclear plant.
    
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Sorry, but to me any contamination is against drinking water standards. Soon enough we're going to be drinking green water with 3 eyed fish in it and the FDA will say it's safe.
I bet you're one of those people who think rainwater is the same as distilled water.

All water is contaminated.
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Not saying that they would block existing plants from making repairs, but environmental groups have blocked new plants for decades now, and those new plants would likely be quite a bit more safe.
But all that does is block new plants. Even if new plants were built the old ones would still be used.
    
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Tritium is also injected (along with deuterium) into the core of nuclear weapons to exponentially increase the power of the weapon during it's initial reaction stages. That important step is what turned atomic weapons, into the extremely powerful fission-fusion hybrid weapons we know of today. Not that that has anything to do with it being more, or less dangerous if ingested. Just putting the info out there.
Does that mean an American could drink a few litres of this water, jump off the nearest skycsraper, and take out the entire city?

Sounds too good to be true.

(Please note I love the Americans really, just a friendly poke.)
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Tritium is commonly used in gun sights as a light source. This isn't exactly plutonium leaking out here...
This. Whenever people hear "radioactive" and "water supplies" in the same sentence, paragraph, or article, they freak out. I'd be more worried of about 100 other more dangerous elements.
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Can you say Trijicon ACOG
When they create a manufacturing plant suspiciously close to our reactor, then I might start worrying about our water!
    
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