Has Our Gov't Learned NOTHING from the Japanese Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima?

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    It looks like this has been going on for years and years. The Japanese learned the hard way about being overconfident in their safety measures. Why do we have to tempt fate in light of what we now know AND after 3 well-publicized major nuclear disasters in the last 30 years?

    If our gov't is not going to decommision these nuclear plants and shut them down, they should at least require the utility companies to modernize the plants in order to minimize the chances of any nuclear accident.



     
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    Mustang.

    Do yourself a favor. Research how many people are injured/killed in coal mines and/or oil rigs, just in America this year.

    Then compare it to the injured/killed using neclear in the world over the last 30 years.

    Then come back and speak with some knowledge. Cuz you're idotic, knee jerk assumptions are working for you.
     
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    Nuclear accidents aren't the same as other accidents when it comes to energy production. Gas explosions and mine disaster are over in a pretty short period of time, and any affects are short in duration. Even the Gulf oil spill seems to have had limited damage. Nuclear disasters are not like that. The damage lasts for decades. Hell, the area around Chernobyl is still abandoned as is not safe for human or animal habitation.

    Do yourself a favor. Take your head out of your ass long enough to learn something.


     
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    I have a simple solution. Replace all the existing plants with new ones. In fact we should build two plants for every existing one and we could get 40% of our electric from them reducing our need for oil and coal. It would also boost the economy with thousands of high paid private sector jobs and tens of thousands of ancillary jobs.
     
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    The recent oil spill in the gulf and the nuclear disaster in Japan has given us proof positive that these companies don't know how to handle disasters of ANY magnitude. They have no contingency plans and no plan for cleaning up a mess once its made. God forbid we try to actually regulate these dangerous companies. :rolleyes:

    How many people have been killed in solar panel or wind turbine disasters?
     
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    We don't want no regulations because that would hurt the economy.
    With that in mind, let's just let our nuclear infrastructure continue to deteriorate. When we have our Chernobyl, well it will have positive effects. It'll help create jobs.\
    In reality, no new nuclear plant has been built in over 30 years, many of our nuclear plants were built in the . Seventy-five percent of the operating nuclear plants have had radioactive leaks. Their infrastructure is aging and failing, after all it's been over thirty years. Now right there, normal people would recognize that we have an issue here.
    This shouldn't be a partisan issue, but as the posts on this thread show, it is a partisan issue. Amazing.
     
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