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Chernobyl Revisited 20 Years Later

Hits: 29121 | Rating: (3.4) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: Snoogans
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Male, 18-29, Southern US
 606 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2008 9:22:19 PM
Nuclear energy is clean and efficient and a lot safer than you think. much of the rest of the world has adopted it, certainly at a higher rate than the states.

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.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2124 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2008 2:26:35 PM
makes me think of Call of Duty 4......

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 4 Posts
Sunday, August 26, 2007 9:30:26 PM
yeah, double post, but i don't care.

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.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 4 Posts
Sunday, August 26, 2007 9:18:35 PM
Unfortuneately, the nuclear power debate is dominated by ignorance of nuclear power, and this report is no different. as has been said repeatedly, it was a man ,ade incident. people pushed the wrong buttons, and the reactor itself was poorly constructed. Equivalent western reactors were far safer. Chernobyl could never happen in a modern nuclear reactor. The deaths and sicknesses are also greatly exagerated. Only 50 people have died from chernyobyl(mostly the workers), and the thousands of deaths (which were predicted from the start) have never happened.
That said, Nuclear reactors produce only steam and a small amount of nuclear waste, making them eco-friendly. A nuclear plant takes up a small amount of space as well. You would need to devastate THOUSANDS of miles worth of land to install windmills and solar pannels to equal the power of the average coal/nuclear plant, which may only take up a square mile on average. On this land, a nuclear plant can create more power than co

Female, 13-17, Europe
 224 Posts
Saturday, August 25, 2007 7:25:33 PM
We had to do Chernobyl for a Science project. Even just reading about it online was really upsetting. It was quite hard doing the project.

Things are slowly progressing, but still..

Male, 18-29, Canada
 177 Posts
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 1:03:08 AM
And then the world realized that there were Candu reactors. And by it's very design prevents the possibility of a meltdown.

Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 955 Posts
Tuesday, August 21, 2007 1:30:58 PM
chernobyl is sad.

Female, 30-39, Europe
 22 Posts
Tuesday, August 21, 2007 1:19:56 PM
so the children of staff from nuclear power plants in first world super powers such as the UK (see my first post here) deserve a #?!!# too?
And believe me - having an opinion contrary to ones own does not make someone an idiot! It makes that person someone capable of independant thought and research. However merely dismissing another person's opinion simply because it contradicts your own is much more "idiotic". There are many other forms of alternative energy available now and in stages of research. But I guess they're all idiots too, huh?

Male, 40-49, Western US
 1402 Posts
Monday, August 20, 2007 4:23:27 PM
Anyone against nuclear power is an idiot, and has no idea what they're talking about.

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.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 3000 Posts
Monday, August 20, 2007 2:52:59 PM
I think massive radiation exposure sux!

Female, 18-29, Europe
 12 Posts
Monday, August 20, 2007 12:40:50 PM
those guys who volunteered to do work on the orphanage in their free time and at their own expence deserve medals.

Female, 18-29, Europe
 23 Posts
Monday, August 20, 2007 10:58:18 AM
Nuclear is being touted as a 'green' response to the problems of fossil fuels. regardless of how safe it is, however, it certainly is not green. The reactors are made of huge amounts of concrete, the fuel needs to be shipped from the Baltics and the waste is almost impossible to dispose of.

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.

Female, 18-29, Canada
 52 Posts
Monday, August 20, 2007 4:58:15 AM
Cherynobyl exploded because they performed an unauthorized experiment. And it became such a problem because the people in charge ignored it and tried to cover it up.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 360 Posts
Monday, August 20, 2007 4:34:20 AM
besides many unqualified and uninformed comments here on i-a-b i feel totally ashamed of being a human when seeing what we as people have done to those children. yes i believe that we all have responibility to bahve right and we all have to look at those and other things that went wrong in the world and be ashamed for ourselfs. how could we ever step up to any god you like to believe in and not feel awful for letting all this mess happen to our planet and to ourselfs. humans are disgusting creatures

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1263 Posts
Monday, August 20, 2007 12:33:28 AM
Nuclear energy will bring so many more opportunities to mankind. When fission was first discovered many scientists believed it would heavily be the majority power source in the world.

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...

Female, 18-29, Southern US
 474 Posts
Sunday, August 19, 2007 11:45:50 PM
"What happens when it's cloudy, not windy and the waves aren't coming in?"

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".

Male, 18-29, Western US
 474 Posts
Sunday, August 19, 2007 11:37:32 PM
how did japan manage though the towns that got nuclear bombed on?

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 554 Posts
Sunday, August 19, 2007 10:35:06 PM
okay, shouldn't they be wearing Hazmat suits while in the control room? i mean, it seems like that make sense

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 554 Posts
Sunday, August 19, 2007 10:29:54 PM
oops, its 2:46, not 2:36, sorry

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 554 Posts
Sunday, August 19, 2007 10:21:50 PM
um... yeah, stop the video 2:36 from the end, where it shows a pitcture of the reator or something, does anyone else see faces?

Male, 30-39, Western US
 1406 Posts
Sunday, August 19, 2007 10:20:04 PM
First, Richard Carleton was a great man with uncompromisable ethics, R.I.P.

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.

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 64 Posts
Sunday, August 19, 2007 10:06:24 PM
In America they aren't even spitballing the idea of nuclear energy because of the China syndrome. (Google it, I don't care.)

Male, 30-39, Western US
 3445 Posts
Sunday, August 19, 2007 9:56:12 PM
There is no damn way I'd be going anywhere near that structure. No Way.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 3192 Posts
Sunday, August 19, 2007 8:48:00 PM
WThe problem with Nuclear energy is it is so dangerous if something does go wrong. So many people will be affected. Dont forget, fallout from Chernobyl covered the whole northen heymisphere.

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.

Female, 18-29, Western US
 389 Posts
Sunday, August 19, 2007 8:39:03 PM
You know ironically, lobbyists who are anti-nuclear power actually make it more likely that a nuclear accident will happen. In the US, it's very hard for new nuclear power stations to be built, so most of the ones that are operating are using equipment from the 70s and 80s, as opposed to newer, more modern equipment/safety features.

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