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Re-education on How Safe Nuclear Energy Really Is?

serfserf Member Posts: 9,225 ✭✭✭✭


Looks like the system is swinging to nuclear power again.I wonder how many fault lines and sea shores they can build them on this time around? This is happening because the standard of living is going to crash in The West soon with climate change and they have no choice but use this form of energy until Fusion power can be perfected.

serf

https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/An-Unjustified-Fear-Of-Nuclear-Energy-Is-Holding-The-Industry-Back.html

An Unjustified Fear Of Nuclear Energy Is Holding The Industry Back

However, with growing energy insecurity being felt worldwide, in response to sanctions on Russian oil and gas; a rapid movement away from fossil fuels to greener alternatives; and a rise in energy prices, several governments are putting nuclear power back on the agenda. With its carbon-free energy producing capabilities, it appeals to governments who have made ambitious carbon pledges, while offering them greater mid-term energy security than other renewable energy projects that may take longer to be developed at the scale required to meet growing demand.

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  • BobJudyBobJudy Member Posts: 5,409 ✭✭✭✭

    We never should have turned away from nuclear in the first place and should have done just the opposite. It is about the greenest form of energy possible. The ONLY thing that I have ever agreed with my 'illustrious " governor Whitmer about was her trying to keep the Palisades Nuclear power plant open here in Michigan. But she failed and the greenies shut it down in May. This one plant generated more power in a year than all of the 1700+ windmills in the state. It could operate safely 24 hrs a day and obviously was not dependent upon the weather gods to provide wind. Now they worry about the grid being short of energy. Closing it is another example of jumping in with both feet, but with your eyes closed. Bunch a freakin' morons! Bob

  • serfserf Member Posts: 9,225 ✭✭✭✭

    But remember how efficient the Japanese are/or were until an earthquake and Tidal wave hit then it was pure chaos for the oceans. I guess they planned it that way so the land could be clear of radiation. California will be next for the idiots who built them on coastlines and earth quake fault lines.

    serf

  • BobJudyBobJudy Member Posts: 5,409 ✭✭✭✭

    Yepp, where to build them goes back to my jumping with both eyes closed comment. Not a lot of earthquake worries here in Michigan or for that matter in most of the country. Ditto for tidal wave risk. The good thing about electricity is that it is transmissible via the interconnecting power grids. Yes there is some transmission loss but that is no reason to not build in safe locations. We probably won't see it happen because of uneducated public sentiment and the politicians don't want to lose those morons votes. Bob

  • truthfultruthful Member Posts: 1,708 ✭✭✭✭

    It's worse in Europe. When I worked in France in the '80s, nearly 85% of their electricity was generated by nuclear plants. Now the French plan is to totally do away with nuclear. Germany is in much the same situation. They can hate Russia all they want, but this winter the Germans and French will heat their homes with Russian natural gas and oil.

  • serfserf Member Posts: 9,225 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 18

    Natural gas and nuclear energy must be used now to make electricity and Your Electrical rates are to skyrocket for everybody here in The USA! Inflation is going to kill the republic,just watch. Socialism with a dictator is what I see in the future,probably marital law under A so called crisis government with pretense of free elections after the crisis whenever they so choose as necessary in the future.

    This winter is the first sign of the avalanches with big boulders to push us that way. If my crystal ball is working right!

    serf

    Did you know natural gas emits less carbon than oil and it's derivatives?

  • mike55mike55 Member Posts: 2,271 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 19

    Nuclear power is effective. It is also safe.....until it isnt! Problem is, once it goes past the point of no return........then there is NO RETURN!

    We have NOT perfected nuclear power and until such day, I dont see any new nuclear plants being built in the USA. There is currently no way to contain the reaction if it runs away AND the effects will last for 1,000s of years!

    Japan's meltdown may very well end life as we know it. They are STILL dumping millions of gallons of radioactive water into the sea EVERYDAY! If the levels rise high enough and fish start dying off then that could be our end. If the levels only get high enough to make the fish uneatable, then half the world would starve.

    Too much danger to justify nuclear power at this time. Stick with PROVEN coal and natural gas, and hydro. Yes there are side effects to those too, but NOT catastrophic WORLD ending effects!


    PS........."climate change" IS a left wing hoax designed to get all the money and power they can!

  • chiefrchiefr Member Posts: 13,013 ✭✭✭✭

    99.99999999999999999999999999% of the universe consists of nuclear reactions in progress. We would not exist without it and thank God we have it.

  • Butchdog2Butchdog2 Member Posts: 3,543 ✭✭✭✭

    I think it is fision, different that the fusion in use now.

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