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Well i would think nuclear would be a good idea to get coal gone for good, and switch to nuclear. But in California, everyone raves about how nuclear is horrible, and since California regulates every business to the point of alienating them. I would think a nuclear plant in California to be impossible, because of all the hippies whining why we don't live in grass huts, and live off of eating shrubberies like them!

The thing that really bothers me, isn't the people who think nuclear power plants are evil, but that cell phones emit radiation that kills humans! I find this to be laughable at best.
Yes, you are 100% correct! California does need more nuclear! This will provide low carbon clean (not toxic waste clean though) power... but most importantly, lots of CHEAP power! Which we need.

People are afraid of it because of 3 Mile Island, and Chernobyl. Hopefully we can look past the mistakes of the past and not act like scared little hippies and move on.

What has Nuclear in CA done in the past??? Great things! Great success! We need more of them! Don't they look sexy too???


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Ono...rating_Station
Edited by pdrider6890 - 12/18/10 at 2:06pm
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Last gen nuclear is still the way to go IMO, until we find something better or next gen nuclear creates even less or no waste at all.

You see, I think that there is no way we'll be able to replace oil and coal with wind, water and solar for the full 100%. We need a steady supply of energy (guesstimate 20% Nuclear) to back up the possible global decline of one (or more) of the three green sources of energy.

For instance; Imagine an unusually dry and calm year (wind), globally and we're scrwd.

Just my
Edited by Xenthos - 12/18/10 at 2:45pm
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nice. hope stuff doesnt go horribly wrong.
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nice. hope stuff doesnt go horribly wrong.
Speak for yourself.

I wants me some mutant powers
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Last gen nuclear is still the way to go IMO, until we find something better or next gen nuclear creates even less or no waste at all.

You see, I think that there is no way we'll be able to replace oil and coal with wind, water and solar for the full 100%. We need a steady supply of energy (guesstimate 20% Nuclear) to back up the possible global decline of one (or more) of the three green sources of energy.

For instance; Imagine an unusually dry and calm year (wind), globally and we're scrwd.

Just my
The way to go is the fusion! So much more powerfull and it will create no waste or less by far that the nuclear fission

And to kick the oil out, we can use hydrogen... just still some work to do on the safety.

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The decommissioned Rancho Seco was the one up northern California.

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The plant operated from April 1975 to June 1989 but had a lifetime capacity average of only 39%; it was closed by public vote on 7 June 1989 (despite the fact that its operating license did not expire until 11 October 2008) after multiple referendums and the promise of ten years of subsidized power from the Diablo Canyon Power Plant.
i believe the fission is cheaper than fusion and fusion is a little bit more complex in making reactors...

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Fusion power offers the prospect of an almost inexhaustible source of energy for future generations, but it also presents so far insurmountable scientific and engineering challenges.
The main hope is centred on tokamak reactors which confine a deuterium-tritium plasma magnetically.
http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/inf66.html here is to read more about fusion reactors...
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http://inhabitat.com/californias-fir...s-green-light/



I'm shocked they're doing it so soon, in just a year construction will hopefully begin.

I like this idea, double time energy!
Let's hope it doesn't have a security system like Helios One does.


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Molten salt reactors are basically "safer" nuclear fission reactors. It is easier to manage, more economical, and is better long term than a traditional nuclear power reactor.

Plus the lack of the "nuclear" term means people are not scared. We did omit "nuclear" from Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) afterall.
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FrickFrock, I'm pretty sure they have those Buenos at World Market. At least, I recall seeing them at that newer one near, what, Roosevelt and Clark?

edit: Dear god, it's Helios One.
totally thought that when i saw it
    
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