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Your children will not know what glaciers are, it will be too unsafe for us in the near future to actually go to the beach like we used to, let alone your childrem, if you continue to use coal and oil.
Solar is expensive as hell and wind is horribly inefficient (and thus also expensive). Although both are far more suitable than coal and oil.
Nuclear is the future. The rest of the industrialized word is there. We`re waiting on you, america.
Anyway, to dredge up and burn all the coal and natural gas in a conventional plant will still create more pollution and problems then people claim nuclear power will. It doesn`t use up any more concreat and other nonsense then any other project, and spent fuel is now sent to places like they Yucca Mountain facility, or are stored on site. Newer nuclear fuels with longer half lives are being used. This means that it dies slower (requiring less fuel, and therefore produces less waste). a long half life also means that LESS raditation is given off. while it may take a thousand years to die, you would need to stand there for a hundreds of years for it to hurt you.
Micro-generation is a failed concept, however. it is not possible for each structure to make its own power. a mini solar panel on a house, even with a windmill, could never create the elctricity you need to run your home, it could only supplment it. Its also no good for citys.
Things are slowly progressing, but still..
Chernobyl was not only a poor reactor design, but was not contained! It`s similar to saying guns are bad because you shot yourself in the foot. If that means nothing to you, please see my first sentence and move on.
#?!!# Chernobyl, and %###!! the Soviets. Those idiots set the human race back decades with their ignorance and lack of common sense.
Too bad the modern environmentalist morons can`t see that nuclear power is the quickest way to ease our dependence on oil.
Nuclear will not tackle climate change but it will create new problems; therefore it shouldnot be considered as an option.
So what is the answer? Micro generation. Imagine if every home had its own solar panel and wind turbine. Imagine if every river and stream had waterwheels. Large scale central power production is a thing of the past. It does nto work for renewables and so renewables are discredited as no good. But with microgeneration more than enough power could be produced to keep the country happy, greenly and safely.
We pump up nuclear we can produce hydrogen easier, make safe, clean, and effiecent energy, and plenty of other benefits I really don`t feel like listing.
I`m looking forward to the day we can create a fusion reactor. So much energy...
You douche... only one day of sunshine can charge something for a full year. Look it up.
You guys should watch the movie "Who Killed the Electric Car".
The key to the next 100 years is utilizing what is called spent fuel from outdated nuclear power generators to the "wast" being further utilized in yet unbuilt reactors that can further process the spent fuel into usable energy before entombing it in places such as Yucca Mountain N.V.
Just a request! If anyone has access to the satalight imagery taken over the course of the melt-down, post it.
Whilst I`m not dusputing that its a proven, cheap and efficient power source it is also the most dangerous.
I`d say, before we fallback on Nuclear energy, start on the wind, hydro and solar plants. Whilst it may not be enough I`d rather have 10 hydro plants, 50 wind farms etc + 1 Nuclear plant powering my county, rather than 4 nuclear plants. Logically it IS foolish to stick all eggs in one basket...and in this day and age..it`s simply not worth the risk or the hazzerdous waste they produce.
You`re a wanker (1st Class).
hmmmm which one...
What happens when it`s cloudy, not windy and the waves aren`t coming in?
Also, the bit with that old lady made me sad, when she was kissing her husbands grave, and although he didn`t die because of this, she risks her life to go and visit where he`s buried.
If anyone has any thoughts about this, knows better or has any videos/sites that would help me find out more about this, please post!
The part about the children was very interesting for me. Not sure if I-A-B is the best site to post this but anyway, haha..
My brother is mentally retarded. My sister and I (I`m 2 yrs younger than him) are perfectly normal,luckily. There was some striking similarity with my brother, like the crossed eyes and the rocking back and forwards, and just the way a couple of them watched the camera.
My parents lived in south of Finland, I watched a documentary earlier and it said that just a little bit radiation might have flown all the way to Finland.
Apparently there was some problem when the cells were dividing, but he doesn`t have a clear diagnose.. His diagnose is that he`s autistic, but he is quite unlike "normal" autistics, and apparently the nature of his illness is quite unique so it doesn`t really have an own name. I know very little about different mental retardations, though.
So before any of you whine "omgitsnuclearpowerzdangerouz!!?!!!1" look at the facts.
It`s so idiotic to use nuclear power, in a time where science shines. Solar-, wave- and windpower is something we`ve toyed with since the 1940-50s.
Funnily enough, every time someone perfects it, the patent is bough and shelved. I wonder who would gain from dustballing such things?Hm.
Chernobyl is sad.
But yeah, as xboxman said, the disaster was man-made, not accidental.
Reminds me very much of http://elenafilatova.com
which has some nice videos and pictures about the disaster.
This is the downside of trying to save a couple bucks by ignoring saftey regulations.
There are safer energy alternatives out there.
Nuclear energy=super powers