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Originally Posted by trueg50 View Post
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.
You say there is a leaky power plant in Springfield?

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Tritium is commonly used in gun sights as a light source. This isn't exactly plutonium leaking out here...
Do you melt down the gun sights and drink them?
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But all that does is block new plants. Even if new plants were built the old ones would still be used.
Yes but with a continual stream of new plants old ones could actually be phased out. If we phased them out now without new ones we'd have to create a bunch of new coal plants most likely to replace them, which are another thing that the environmental groups don't want. In fact they're pushing to get rid of those entirely. Natural gas plants are another alternative, it's still not perfect but they burn cleaner and North America has the largest reserve of natural gas in the world.
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You want to blame someone for the nuclear waste problems, the lack of more efficient facilities, and our continuing dependence on fossil fuels? Blame uncle sam every bit as much as you blame corporate america.
i do blame the gov, and even more than blaming the gov i blame the idiots that keep voting in the same corrupt officials each and every election.

both sides pat each others back.
the politicians make policies that will benefit said companies and influence regulatory committees that they sit on.
in return said companies fluff the pockets of the politicians and make sure they have a job when/if they get out of office.
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Yes but with a continual stream of new plants old ones could actually be phased out. If we phased them out now without new ones we'd have to create a bunch of new coal plants most likely to replace them, which are another thing that the environmental groups don't want. In fact they're pushing to get rid of those entirely. Natural gas plants are another alternative, it's still not perfect but they burn cleaner and North America has the largest reserve of natural gas in the world.

A new reactor is being built about 40 miles away from where I live to replace the aging one that was found to have a crack in the containment wall.

it's been shutdown for 3 years now, so they are using just the 4 coal plants near by.

it's scary as hell when they test the evacuation sirens every friday.
Edited by vspec - 6/22/11 at 3:52pm
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Yeah.. last house I lived in had a regular ole iron pipe for the propane line running under ground and into the house next to a water spicket. If that isn't a bad idea, I don't know what is.
its fine as long as the pipe is wrapped,which it wasnt im assuming.
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Good old American engineering.
more like failure to do visual and thickness inspections of said piping.
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This is completely offtopic, but your name means "the lamp" in danish..

so i just laughed at that .. i'm pretty immature! sorry!
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