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Reply #10: I was just joking, really. But the joke illustrates the insanity of nuke power. [View All]

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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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