Any Lefties Anywhere Want To Tell Us How Great Cancelling Nuclear Plants Was?

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    One area in which I wish we resembled the French is in the area of using nuclear power as a major energy source.

    Considering the negative effects of our petroleum dependency - oil spill and national security risks - do any of the Lefties want to explain why closing nuclear power plants and preventing new ones from being built was such a good idea?
     
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    I'm not a leftie, but here goes...one word...Chernobyl

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    Dante, That's like comparing Russian made Commercial Jets to American Commercial Jets..

    Russian's suck at building and flying their planes, on the contrary Airbus and Boeing know how to build jets, just look on how many planes crash in Iran and the middle east..

    Point is, It's irrational.

    And tell me, how many times has another "Chernobyl" Happened?
     
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    Nope. All planes crash, regardless of who builds them. People involved in an airplane crash do not do better on an American made plane vs a Soviet built one. If you think so, I suggest you are nuts.

    How many times an accident at a Nuke plant happens is irrelevant. I'm not even saying I would be 100% against a Nuke reactor anywhere any time, but the risks are understated. One accident is usually catastrophic. What happened with Chernobyl?
    If Nuke energy is relatively safe and the waste can be taken care of...all executives of energy companies and their families should put it i their back yards. I suggest you but a house near one. Every time I've been near one I get the creeps.
     
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    People like you do not trust private industry to be honest, you do not trust government and yet you hate progressives and anti-Nuke energy people so much you are willing to suspend all your concerns about government and big business trustworthiness and competence?

    What did private industry and government regulators fight over during the Three Mile
    island incident?


     
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    Until we know how to dispose of the waste properly it is not much better than the results we have seen from oil.
     
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    How many waste disposal accidents have the French had?

    If they can handle nuclear power, so can we.
     
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    without even addressing safety issues the simple fact remains that nuke plants are not cost effective.

    they cost too much to build and maintain to be able to deliver energy at a competitive price.
     
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    If you're serious on this point you and your neighbors should petition to have a nuclear plant built in your neighborhood.
     
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    I live in a densely populated urban area - not the best spot for a large scale nuclear power plant. Given how much empty land the Feds own across the U.S., there are plenty of places to locate plants.

    If the French can do it safely, so can we.
     

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