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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-14-03 11:41 AM
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11. Cleaning coal pollutants
Ya never heard of such a thing?!?!?

Many a power generator has undertaken the technology of emission control at their coal fired plants. Just not all of them. Recently, the state of North Carolina passed a 'Clean Smokestacks' act which all major power producers agreed was the right thing to do.

As far as nuke pollution staying in one place... it radiates. For thousands of years. It doesn't stay in one place. It contaminates anything close to it and if that object moves, or is moved, the contamination goes with it. Not only can we not afford to clean it up we don't know how!

Oh wait... we are moving it.... to Nevada! Yep, we're gonna hide it underground there. All the tons of nuke waste will be moving about the country via our only available technology we have to control it. Surely you heard about that, right?
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  -Germany shuts down nuke plant dArKeR  Nov-14-03 06:01 AM   #0 
  - This has little to do with the phasing out of nuclear power  Kellanved   Nov-14-03 06:26 AM   #1 
  - I hope new nuclear plants are constructed.  David__77   Nov-14-03 09:55 AM   #2 
  - Study the issue?  BeFree   Nov-14-03 10:34 AM   #3 
     - true, BUT  truthspeaker   Nov-14-03 10:39 AM   #4 
     - Research, eh?  BeFree   Nov-14-03 10:49 AM   #5 
     - Coal produces more nuclear waste than a nuclear plant  Frangible   Nov-14-03 10:59 AM   #6 
     - Coal instead of nuclear?  BeFree   Nov-14-03 11:06 AM   #8 
        - are you sure we have the techonology to clean up the pollutants from coal?  truthspeaker   Nov-14-03 11:13 AM   #9 
        - Cleaning coal pollutants  BeFree   Nov-14-03 11:41 AM   #11 
           - nice try  Frangible   Nov-14-03 11:47 AM   #13 
        - So...  Frangible   Nov-14-03 11:33 AM   #10 
           - Simple...  BeFree   Nov-14-03 11:46 AM   #12 
              - Ok...  Frangible   Nov-14-03 11:50 AM   #14 
                 - Yeah,  BeFree   Nov-14-03 11:55 AM   #15 
                    - Huh?  Frangible   Nov-14-03 12:01 PM   #17 
     - Reprocess the spent fuel for one thing.  David__77   Nov-14-03 11:00 AM   #7 
     - tell that to the people near Sellafield and La Hague  Kellanved   Nov-14-03 11:58 AM   #16 
        - I've heard that Denmark had built a number of off-shore windparks...  htuttle   Nov-14-03 12:05 PM   #18 
        - Germany is planning some  Kellanved   Nov-14-03 12:14 PM   #19 
        - Windparks - good for playing around but it can deliver only 1..2%  TrueStory   Nov-14-03 04:59 PM   #21 
        - it's already upwards of 3%  Kellanved   Nov-14-03 05:08 PM   #22 
        - if properly funded and worked  Endangered Specie   Nov-14-03 06:09 PM   #25 
           - big "if"  Kellanved   Nov-14-03 07:27 PM   #26 
              - Chernobyl  BeFree   Nov-14-03 07:51 PM   #27 
                 - American reactors CANNOT meltdown  wuushew   Nov-14-03 07:58 PM   #28 
                    - US reactors CAN melt down, and Three Mile Island damned near did -- twice.  Vitruvius   Nov-14-03 08:27 PM   #29 
     - and if the romans used coal and oil plants  Endangered Specie   Nov-14-03 06:01 PM   #23 
  - Nuclear plants should be built underground, very deep  TrueStory   Nov-14-03 04:19 PM   #20 
     - I a pro nuclear and very environmentalistic  Endangered Specie   Nov-14-03 06:07 PM   #24 

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