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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:36 PM
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10. I was just joking, really. But the joke illustrates the insanity of nuke power.
We are MAKING something--deliberately making it--that cannot be safely disposed of. It is unfit for a living Earth. Even the most desolate ecosystem on earth would be poisoned by it. And people don't want it anywhere near them. What madness!

So they store it at the nuke site, which more than doubles the danger of a nuke plant.

Talk about a "hot potato"!

This is nuts. It really is.

I suppose, with advanced technology, it COULD be shoved far enough away from Earth that it would never return and wouldn't pollute any other planet. I mean, I really was just kidding about exporting our radioactive potato peels to Mars. Mars looks desolate, but is it? And it is also a candidate for terraforming (creating an atmosphere and greenery). Wouldn't want to pollute it with crap that lasts ten thousand years. (Our successors, if we have any, might curse us.) Anywhere in the solar system and somebody might bump into it some day--unlikely though that might be.

The only redemption I can think of, is development of replicator technology--a la Star Trek--whereby we can convert it into something else. But this, as well as the technology to safely jettisoning it out past Pluto, are likely far in the future. A hundred years at least, if we last that long and haven't been catapulted back into the Dark Ages by amply funded rightwingers.

Gawd, we are SO STUPID to have let our democracy deteriorate this far, and to have let these corporate malevolencies gain the power they now have!

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  -My assessment of the Fukushima nuclear disaster Peace Patriot  Apr-14-11 05:41 PM   #0 
  - Thank you, Peace. K&R n/t  Mnemosyne   Apr-14-11 05:43 PM   #1 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Apr-14-11 05:43 PM   #2 
  - I never understood why engineer types don't design things for the absolute  HysteryDiagnosis   Apr-14-11 05:45 PM   #3 
  - Two reasons  FBaggins   Apr-14-11 06:59 PM   #7 
  - Hey, I have this highly flammable stuff, I need 100 containers to hold it, lemme  HysteryDiagnosis   Apr-14-11 08:15 PM   #12 
     - Great. And then when every part of the fucking airport is exploding, someone will say...  JVS   Apr-15-11 12:13 PM   #32 
        - I see your point. n/t  HysteryDiagnosis   Apr-15-11 12:49 PM   #34 
  - Actually it is simple  nadinbrzezinski   Apr-14-11 10:44 PM   #25 
  - What is the absolute worst-case scenario?  PVnRT   Apr-15-11 11:29 AM   #30 
     - Well, you could certainly fuckin' start by not building nuke plants...  ret5hd   Apr-15-11 01:40 PM   #35 
        - So, you wouldn't allow anything to be built on coastlines?  PVnRT   Apr-15-11 01:50 PM   #36 
           - yeah, that's what i said, didn't i? oh i didn't.  ret5hd   Apr-15-11 01:54 PM   #37 
              - Such an intelligent response  PVnRT   Apr-15-11 01:58 PM   #38 
  - thank you and rec  sasha031   Apr-14-11 05:57 PM   #4 
  - Thx, Peace Patriot!  snot   Apr-14-11 06:31 PM   #5 
  - reading this makes me sad and sick.....another thought I had  Gin   Apr-14-11 06:59 PM   #6 
  - I think the reason we don't send the spent fuel into space is  buddysmellgood   Apr-14-11 07:17 PM   #8 
  - I was just joking, really. But the joke illustrates the insanity of nuke power.  Peace Patriot   Apr-14-11 07:36 PM   #10 
  - Or maybe somebody watched Space:1999?  csziggy   Apr-14-11 10:02 PM   #23 
     - I had forgotten all about that show.  buddysmellgood   Apr-15-11 09:43 AM   #27 
  - Some corrections  FBaggins   Apr-14-11 07:19 PM   #9 
  - more corrections - Bikini Atoll is inhabitable more than a half century after the H-bomb test  jpak   Apr-14-11 08:41 PM   #15 
     - Inhabitable is a bad thing?  FBaggins   Apr-14-11 08:50 PM   #16 
     - There is a reason why there is an Atmospheric Test Ban Treaty - can you guess why?  jpak   Apr-14-11 08:57 PM   #17 
        - Because it killed everyone on the planet?  FBaggins   Apr-14-11 09:15 PM   #19 
           - That's what they were designed for - Mega Death  jpak   Apr-14-11 09:43 PM   #21 
              - I remember as well.  FBaggins   Apr-14-11 09:46 PM   #22 
     - Bikini Atoll and Russia---did you mean UNinhabitable?  BlancheSplanchnik   Apr-15-11 10:58 AM   #28 
  - The very real possibility that dolphins and whales may be sentient beings  Urban Prairie   Apr-14-11 07:56 PM   #11 
  - There is very little doubt at this point  Cetacea   Apr-14-11 09:12 PM   #18 
  - Pissed off mutant whales will be the enemy of the future!  JVS   Apr-15-11 12:19 PM   #33 
  - I posted this a month ago...  jpak   Apr-14-11 08:25 PM   #13 
  - K&R!! nt  nc4bo   Apr-14-11 08:40 PM   #14 
  - The 'spent fuel rods' label is actually a misnomer...  hayu_lol   Apr-14-11 09:18 PM   #20 
     - no, spent rods really are spent.  Sirveri   Apr-14-11 10:38 PM   #24 
  - K & R. So many people on this board don't even list "the environment" among  Lorien   Apr-15-11 02:07 AM   #26 
  - Good point! I had been saying "50 years to the death of planet earth" but then  Peace Patriot   Apr-15-11 12:09 PM   #31 
  - World Wildlife Fund's assessment.....  BlancheSplanchnik   Apr-15-11 11:00 AM   #29 

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