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WASHINGTON — Regulators should press ahead with approving construction licenses for new nuclear power plants despite Japan's nuclear crisis, President Barack Obama's top energy official said Tuesday.

Regulators should press ahead with approving construction licenses for new nuclear power plants despite Japan's nuclear crisis, President Barack Obama's top energy official said Tuesday.
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Energy Secretary Steven Chu told a House panel that "the American people should have full confidence that the United States has rigorous safety regulations in place to ensure that our nuclear power is generated safely and responsibly." But he said that the administration "is committed to learning from Japan's experience."

Chu told reporters on Capitol Hill that he thought construction license applications pending at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission could proceed.

The NRC may decide in the fourth quarter of this year whether to issue such licenses to Southern Co and SCANA Corp to build two reactors each.
Chu said the agency had a lengthy and thorough process to review applications for new reactors.
"I think we're in good hands," he said.

Glad to know not everyone is a blithering idiot.

Why is it that I read about oil spills, or natural gas lines bursting, or refineries exploding every couple months in the U.S. WITH FATALITIES, but, aside from Chernobyl [Which was for all intents and purposes, intentionally screwed up] nuclear has a near-flawless safety record insofar as fatalities, and it took _THE MOST POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE [tied with three others] ON RECORD IN THE PAST 100 YEARS_ and a _TSUNAMI_ to cause damage to a few in Japan. With no fatalities expected.

And this is with a 40 year old plant. To imagine if this was a 4th Gen..

Edit: http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/inf06.html
Enjoy!
Edited by Iblis - 3/15/11 at 11:55pm
    
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I have to agree. Modern nuclear is relatively clean and efficient and hopefully that will only improve. But how can anything improve if it's not supported/funded.

The problem is that these meltdowns are infamous, and have a lot of sensationalism behind them. Chernobyl and Three Mile Island were certainly significant accidents, but to a certain degree the impact is overblown by textbooks and media who always go back to the same old archaic fear. Personally, I support further research into nuclear energy, but maybe I'm just saying that because I want a giant robot powered by a compact fusion reactor.
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“All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.”
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I'm still against it until we have a mapped out 100,000 year plan for the fuel OR TWR's are built and running.
    
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Good point! we do hear of more oil spills, and disasters in coal mines than we do of nuclear meltdowns.
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Glad to know not everyone is a blithering idiot.

Why is it that I read about oil spills, or natural gas lines bursting, or refineries exploding every couple months in the U.S. WITH FATALITIES, but, aside from Chernobyl [Which was for all intents and purposes, intentionally screwed up] nuclear has a near-flawless safety record insofar as fatalities, and it took _THE MOST POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE [tied with three others] ON RECORD IN THE PAST 100 YEARS_ and a _TSUNAMI_ to cause damage to a few in Japan. With no fatalities expected.

And this is with a 40 year old plant. To imagine if this was a 4th Gen..

Edit: http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/inf06.html
Enjoy!
Gen 4s are only in development stages, the reactors being built to day are gen 3 or gen 3+. These still have significant safety improvements over gen II reactors though.
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I'm still against it until we have a mapped out 100,000 year plan for the fuel OR TWR's are built and running.
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