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JT

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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2006 11:01:10 PM

Would you favor or oppose the government promoting the increased use of nuclear power?
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2009 10:47:43 PM

I just read an article which said that nuclear power plants (here in Canada) give off 0.01% of the radiation that coal fired ones do. It seems that a lot of radio-active material naturally occurs in coal. And that is released when it is burned as fuel.
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gougedQC
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2009 8:18:47 PM

oppose-

hugely expensive to build, maintain

relatively short service life..40 years..

massive (and basically unsolved) disposal problems

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BillA
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2009 10:24:22 PM

Oppose, where do we bury the waste???
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2009 12:31:22 PM

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YB1234
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YB1234
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2009 12:30:54 PM

Favor... nuclear is part of our energy solution.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2009 12:30:39 PM

I favor, Nuclear power is the way to go, every state needs at least one nuclear power plant and one more oil refinery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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SUVFan
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2008 11:40:23 AM

With prices declining so, I'm sure this idea has faded.

I strongly favor promotion of nuclear fuel. While it may not be the ultimate answer for powering over-the-ground transportation, it's a better answer than gasoline.

Attention to finding safe ways to tap this resource could be a key to economic prosperity by putting people to work here and ultimately selling whatever technology we develop to the rest of the world. Other countries, most notably China, are also working on this problem. China has so many engineers that I'd give them the edge going forward unless our attitude changes dramatically.
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2008 11:23:28 AM

FAVOR... Nuclear is safe... "Greenies" are not... they will ruin this country.
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PetSitterPro
Sophomore Author Houston

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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2008 1:55:36 PM

I am in favor. And I also appreciate a Forum which has a bit of thought behind it, rather than an "x" or "383 beers on the wall" type of post just to gain points.
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8oneVortec
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2008 1:45:02 PM

Of course we need more nuclear power plants in the US. I work in the business and it is as safe as the operators who operate the plant. The two most serious accidents in nuclear power happened because of personal error. As long as we continue to train and license operators and monitor their performance, nuclear will continue to be safe. And the waste... well as soon as all the politicians stop playing their games, we can bury the waste in a safe place.
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gasisoutrageous
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2008 6:40:48 AM

Yes, I favor it
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Philmar
Sophomore Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Jun 9, 2008 6:17:29 PM

Favor
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stonewall1988
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Message Posted: May 29, 2008 7:01:24 PM

Lets think about it this way. Its CHEAP, there is a high initial cost, but compared to the amount of power it produces it's dirt cheap. It's very clean compared to coal, oil, or even natural gas. It's safe! 5 mile island suffered a PARTIAL meltdown and released an unknown quantity of radiation into the air, scientists who studied the area estimate that it was no more than having a chest x-ray. Chernobyl is the only exception, but think about it people. Soviet Union, 1986, safety... I don't think so. The Chernobyl reactor was extremely unsafe and outdated even by the standards of that day. I'm all for wind and solar power, but I'm even more for NOT being screwed over by OPEC so I say go nuclear power!!
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koshV
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Message Posted: May 7, 2008 11:56:40 AM

Nuclear power is safe, and doesn't have the environmental problems that other power generation ideas have. we should defiantly use it more.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2008 10:23:52 PM

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YB1234
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2008 10:23:25 PM

Favor... nuclear is part of our energy solution.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2008 10:23:04 PM

I favor, Nuclear power is the way to go, every state needs at least one nuclear power plant and one more oil refinery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Blubberpuppy
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2008 8:27:40 AM

For the near future, expansion of nuclear facilities will help in fulfilling our energy needs.
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Guido4
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2008 5:40:15 AM

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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2008 1:47:51 AM

Unsure
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nyuknyuk49
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2008 9:51:28 AM

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2008 9:05:43 AM

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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2007 10:07:50 AM

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Dorkchop
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2007 8:39:09 AM

I favor the government making the licensing process easier for companies to build new plants or add reactors to existing facilities. Until more alternative sources of energy become viable, nuclear will help fill the energy need gap.
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2007 8:59:40 PM

Unsure but I think oppose-due to safety issues
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Guido4
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2007 5:44:10 AM

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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2007 7:28:09 AM

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tamanite
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2007 10:40:23 PM

I oppose it because I feel that it will never be safe enough and is just one more way to pass problems on to our heirs.
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buddydill
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2007 10:01:08 PM

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buddydill
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2007 5:34:52 PM

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buddydill
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2007 8:36:26 AM

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thinkaboutit
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2007 11:32:18 PM

unsure

If there was another serious accident anywhere in the world, it is likely that plebiscites would sunset nuclear power (as it has been done before, e.g., Sacramento, CA, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Italy), leaving a huge investment stranded.

Also, natural uranium (at today's prices) has a static reach (proven resource divided by current consumption) of less than 50 years. This number CAnnot increase if policies supported a signifiCAnt expansion of nuclear generation. Of course, this limit could be overcome by "breeding" fuel, but who is allowed to "bread" fuel (breeding operations will also always allow production of weapons grade plutonium) -- only NATO countries, Russia, China, Iran, N. Korea?

Finally, nuclear is not the lowest cost method of generating electricity, that myth had been purported by the industry but CAnnot be supported from current financial numbers published (like all industries, cost for disposition and consequences of a potential accident should be included in the price of electricity generated)
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buddydill
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2007 10:51:15 AM

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GasXing
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2007 1:05:49 AM

Unsure.
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2007 7:54:54 AM

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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2007 4:49:52 AM

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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2007 10:41:30 AM

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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2007 1:05:03 AM

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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2007 9:21:55 AM

Favor.
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buddydill
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2007 12:01:09 AM

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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2007 3:07:54 PM

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aj53
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2007 11:45:05 AM

Obviously they should favor it. It's a lot cheaper, and a lot safer than 30 years ago. Japan who is paranoid about nuclear anything - uses it as a matter of course for much of their power.
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Guido4
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2007 8:29:08 AM

Favor...
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2007 9:14:34 AM

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