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By John Busby
Although not every scientist agrees, emissions of carbon dioxide from the combustion of fossil fuels, mostly petroleum, natural gas and coal are considered to be a major factor in causing the onset of global warming. Unacceptable rises in temperature are leading to rising sea levels from the melting of polar ice and corresponding climate changes may affect plant and animal life in otherwise temperate zones.
My hand was up all three times (assuming the casks for the waste storage are appropriately designed).aahala wrote:Let's see the hands of those who want to build new nuclear power
Now let's see the hands of those of you want them built in their
Finally, let's see the hands of those who want the nuclear waste
stored in the vacant lot down the street from their home, school
or place of employment?
There's a good number of volunteers to store it, as long as it's somewhere
else and transporting the material doesn't go thru their own town.
brobak wrote:that plants could be created for less than 20% of their current costs, and in less than 1/5th the amount of time.
PhilBiker wrote:(assuming the casks for the waste storage are appropriately designed).
Neither of us made any pretentions to nuclear energy "saving the day". We simply see it as a critical future energy source. I even agreed that it is specifically not a panacea that can allow us to continue our energy wasting ways. However, it will be a critical energy technology moving forward and transitioning to a lower energy future.Then Devil and Philbike assert Switzerland (the former) and death by freezing (the latter) as proof that the USA can go nuklear and save the day.
Here's some thoughts: Why are we so worried about global warming due to CO2 emmisions?
Where did all the carbon contained in oil,(etc.) come from in the first place?
Furthermore, every time I see a polititian railing against waste being transported through their town I have to chuckle. How many people are railing against the orders of magnitude more radioactive replacement fuel being transportet to the power plants?MicroHydro wrote:The nuclear waste "problem" is a bogus political issue. It is easy to package the waste in a form where it is less radioactive than the uranium ore it was mined out of.
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