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The difference is you can rebuild immediately after the accident. After a major nuclear accident, it will take decades or centuries before it is safe again for human inhabitation.
Considering the half-life of certain radioactive elements you would be looking at thousands of years.
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Well in the news this will pale in comparison to Japan. On top of that how many will see radiation in the title and pass it by thinking its another Japan story. Now is the best time for the company to release this information since it'll just be most swept under the carpet and forgotten.
On the other hand, nuclear power is under review by every country.... while the media may miss it, regulators and auditors will not.
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We need Jean Chretien to come out and say "Demineralized water? I put it in my car!".
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Uh oh, better prepare the rad-x.
because a little pill filled with the stuff will fix all your radiation problems!
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How exactly does something like this happen?
The real answer is how do people forget how big business is run? The public's memory is short and selective. THIS is why nuclear power plants can't get approval. It only takes 1 poorly run plant to dead-zone an entire section of the country.
    
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Considering the half-life of certain radioactive elements you would be looking at thousands of years.
Considering the half-life if most radioactive isotopes - more like a few days. Perhaps the only problematic element in this mix is the Plutonium contained in the MOX fuel in reactor #3, which is long lasting. Plutonium is also problematic because it has a negative temperature coefficient, so as it heapts up, it contracts (unlike other metals that expand), so any conglomeration of Plutonium will tend towards criticality because of the increase in density.

People get all hyped up about it, but really, people do live in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, with no problems at all. Even at the much vaunted Chornobyl, the zone of exclusion has been greatly reduced. Even the cleanup costs are less than what was hyped up at the time.

With these reactors, the main problem will simply be grappling with all of the steam and hydrogen, because a hydrogen explosion is perhaps the biggest immediate danger, shown by the explosions that have already occurred.
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wow....talk about a sensationalist head line...

I swear, when something happens in the world, somebody will always use a headline that will attract attention no matter if the event is so minor.
    
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wow....talk about a sensationalist head line...

I swear, when something happens in the world, somebody will always use a headline that will attract attention no matter if the event is so minor.
And how do you suppose the headline should've read, when it came to reporting about 73,000 liters being dumped into a city lake?
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Considering the half-life if most radioactive isotopes - more like a few days. Perhaps the only problematic element in this mix is the Plutonium contained in the MOX fuel in reactor #3, which is long lasting. Plutonium is also problematic because it has a negative temperature coefficient, so as it heapts up, it contracts (unlike other metals that expand), so any conglomeration of Plutonium will tend towards criticality because of the increase in density.

People get all hyped up about it, but really, people do live in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, with no problems at all. Even at the much vaunted Chornobyl, the zone of exclusion has been greatly reduced. Even the cleanup costs are less than what was hyped up at the time.

With these reactors, the main problem will simply be grappling with all of the steam and hydrogen, because a hydrogen explosion is perhaps the biggest immediate danger, shown by the explosions that have already occurred.
There were serious health issues in and around those cities for a long time, what the fudge are you talking about?!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshima

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On Monday, August 6, 1945, at 8:15 AM, the nuclear bomb "Little Boy" was dropped on Hiroshima by an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay,[16] directly killing an estimated 80,000 people. By the end of the year, injury and radiation brought total casualties to 90,000–140,000.[17] Approximately 69% of the city's buildings were completely destroyed, and about 7% severely damaged.

Research about the effects of the attack was restricted during the occupation of Japan, and information censored until the signing of the San Francisco Peace Treaty in 1951, restoring control to the Japanese.[18]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagasaki

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On August 9, 1945, Nagasaki was the target of the world's second atomic bomb attack (and second detonation of a plutonium bomb; the first was tested in central New Mexico, USA) at 11:02 a.m., when the north of the city was destroyed and an estimated 40,000 people were killed by the bomb codenamed "Fat Man." According to statistics found within Nagasaki Peace Park, the death toll from the atomic bombing totaled 73,884, as well as another 74,909 injured, and another several hundred thousand diseased and dying due to fallout and other illness caused by radiation.[7]

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And how do you suppose the headline should've read, when it came to reporting about 73,000 liters being dumped into a city lake?
Maybe something like "no danger" or "low-level radioactive waste" would've been good to include.


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There were serious health issues in and around those cities for a long time, what the fudge are you talking about?!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshima

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagasaki
But people do live there today with no problems. I believe that's what he was saying.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 3/17/11 at 8:19am
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