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Goodbye Nuclear Power Plants...

Man this is just going to completely stop Nuclear for many countries!

I wonder what this will do the fish!


Maybe for countries that make knee jerk reactions like Germany but most realize this is just one of the risks and there are just as big of risks with coal and oil.
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Radioactive how? If it's something with the half life of seconds, minutes, hours, or even days, nothing would ever even happen.

The word "radioactive" has just been morphed and transformed into a verbal demon by society and green groups.

Hope none of you like bananas, have marble counter tops, work in granite buildings, walk outside, go on airplanes, get X-Rays, or ... owayte. Cosmic Radiation. _LIVE_ Because then you're being doused with radiation 24/7.
    
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You know, before all of this bad PR I was a big fan of Nuclear energy. Now I'm not so sure, it seems like we treat this technology pretty carelessly.
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Radioactive how? If it's something with the half life of seconds, minutes, hours, or even days, nothing would ever even happen.
Why would a nuclear power plant use fuel that has a half life of days, let alone seconds?
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Radioactive how? If it's something with the half life of seconds, minutes, hours, or even days, nothing would ever even happen.

The word "radioactive" has just been morphed and transformed into a verbal demon by society and green groups.

Hope none of you like bananas, have marble counter tops, work in granite buildings, walk outside, go on airplanes, get X-Rays, or ... owayte. Cosmic Radiation. _LIVE_ Because then you're being doused with radiation 24/7.
Yes, it is all relative but Americans on average are exposed to less than 7mSv a year.

X-Rays? .01-.04 mSv
Cosmic Rays? .024 mSv/year
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You know, before all of this bad PR I was a big fan of Nuclear energy. Now I'm not so sure, it seems like we treat this technology pretty carelessly.
Don't hate on the tech because of an act of nature or some morons.
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Why would a nuclear power plant use fuel that has a half life of days, let alone seconds?
They don't, but the reaction produces such isotopes, and those isotopes are far more likely to escape than parts of fuel rods.
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You guys better start folding fast!

The end is near!
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You know, before all of this bad PR I was a big fan of Nuclear energy. Now I'm not so sure, it seems like we treat this technology pretty carelessly.
In the past year, how many coal mining / refinery / oil platform / natural gas line accidents can you think of that caused fatalities?

I can think of 20+.

Can you name one nuclear plant incident in the past fourty years that wasn't Chernobyl (Pretty much intentionally "overclocked" the reactor, they knew it'd happen) that caused fatalities? Or massive irreparable damage to an ecosystem?

I mean, guys. It took the strongest (tied) Earthquake in a century, only a few miles off the coast, plus a tsunami, to take out one plant. Whooptie. Imagine how many other forms of energy infrastructure would've been ****ed. Can you imagine a thirty foot wave hitting an oil rig?
A 9.0 Earthquake hitting a natural gas plant?
Gawd.

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Why would a nuclear power plant use fuel that has a half life of days, let alone seconds?
Are you telling me that they let the fuel rods slip into the water? ;]

Nuclear fission produces MANY very short-lived isotopes and elements. Don't believe the media hype.
    
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I dont think this is a big deal, at all.
    
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It's funny, if a damn broke and destroyed a village, no-one would scream, "Ban Hydro Power!"
    
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