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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-08-07 10:03 PM
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1. Nuclear power is safe until something goes wrong -60 Minutes
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  -60 Minutes regarding nuclear energy SHRED  Apr-08-07 09:58 PM   #0 
  - Nuclear power is safe until something goes wrong -60 Minutes  The_Casual_Observer   Apr-08-07 10:03 PM   #1 
  - Automobiles are safe until "something goes wrong." Coal plants are never safe.  NNadir   Apr-08-07 11:31 PM   #11 
     - Too true.  TheWraith   Apr-09-07 02:02 AM   #18 
  - And that is why you invest in Uranium stocks.  Captain Angry   Apr-08-07 10:10 PM   #2 
  - A couple of things bothered me  Warpy   Apr-08-07 10:11 PM   #3 
  - I was just discussing hydrolysis as storage today.  Gregorian   Apr-08-07 10:23 PM   #6 
  - PBS had a snippet one night  Warpy   Apr-09-07 09:44 AM   #25 
  - My DH and I had a couple of solar panels on our trailer, which  Cleita   Apr-08-07 10:24 PM   #7 
  - I saw the piece  freethought   Apr-09-07 12:13 AM   #13 
  - Chernobyl didn't have a full containment structure, and had serious design flaws to boot.  TheWraith   Apr-09-07 01:00 AM   #17 
  - Yes, that's true, but what they had  Warpy   Apr-09-07 09:36 AM   #24 
  - Do you also oppose cars?  TheWraith   Apr-09-07 08:39 PM   #32 
  - Electrolysis is highly efficient: theoretical max 85-94%, in practice 70%  jpak   Apr-09-07 11:06 AM   #26 
     - There's a reason they call it theoretical maximum. It's not achievable.  TheWraith   Apr-09-07 08:44 PM   #33 
        - Electrolysis for hydrogen is highly efficient and claims to the contrary are false.  jpak   Apr-10-07 12:54 PM   #42 
  - EXACTLY!!!! I ignore anyone who dismisses solar while ignoring "storage".  suziedemocrat   Apr-09-07 07:29 AM   #23 
     - Storage doesn't change the core problem with solar power.  TheWraith   Apr-09-07 08:53 PM   #34 
        - You miss the point! Solar doesn't make sense except in distributed systems.  suziedemocrat   Apr-10-07 06:24 AM   #38 
  - I'm not worried. When going off grid is attractive, people will do it.  Gregorian   Apr-08-07 10:17 PM   #4 
  - Solar and on-grid is easy and costs less.  roody   Apr-08-07 10:49 PM   #10 
  - No one's paying 30 cents per kilowatt-hour.  TheWraith   Apr-09-07 02:19 AM   #20 
     - Denmark pays thirty cents per KWH  razzleberry   Apr-09-07 06:44 AM   #22 
     - Thirty two.  Gregorian   Apr-09-07 01:28 PM   #27 
     - Then you're being absolutely robbed. That's 4x the national average. NT  TheWraith   Apr-09-07 08:23 PM   #31 
     - $0.16 per kW-Hr average on my last bill........  oldhippie   Apr-10-07 12:44 PM   #41 
  - I turned it off. As someone who lives near a nuke plant and  Cleita   Apr-08-07 10:21 PM   #5 
  - France recycles the spent rods to be used again  SHRED   Apr-08-07 10:24 PM   #8 
  - let's not forget the energy for fuel refining  Cobalt-60   Apr-08-07 10:32 PM   #9 
  - Solar energy to enrich nuclear fuel?  NNadir   Apr-08-07 11:42 PM   #12 
     - I could have hamsters turn a generator if I so desired  Cobalt-60   Apr-09-07 12:31 AM   #14 
     - Your arguments are specious.  TheWraith   Apr-09-07 02:12 AM   #19 
     - have it your way, kids  Cobalt-60   Apr-09-07 05:21 AM   #21 
        - The Finnish government is a republican corporation?  Dead_Parrot   Apr-09-07 03:20 PM   #29 
        - Big Business and Energy  Pigwidgeon   Apr-10-07 02:48 AM   #36 
     - Well you're not going to get in flame war but you're not going to make sense either.  NNadir   Apr-09-07 03:12 PM   #28 
     - Why do you suppose Google is going Solar then?  suziedemocrat   Apr-09-07 06:55 PM   #30 
        - They're no more "solar" than the State of New Jersey.  NNadir   Apr-09-07 11:22 PM   #35 
           - Can you give me a reference for your statement that a solar watt is 20% of a Physics Watt?  suziedemocrat   Apr-10-07 06:09 AM   #37 
              - It doesn't say power, it says light.  Dead_Parrot   Apr-10-07 06:51 AM   #39 
  - I saw the piece as "pick-your-poison".  freethought   Apr-09-07 12:36 AM   #15 
  - The "Nukes are corporate" argument?  Pigwidgeon   Apr-09-07 12:39 AM   #16 
  - Westinghouse Electric no longer owns CBS, BNFL no longer  DODI   Apr-10-07 10:27 AM   #40 
 

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