Nuclear Energy

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    Obama Approves Plans for U.S.-UAE Nuclear Power Deal - Presidential Politics | Political News - FOXNews.com
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    Don't you find it odd that the US thinks it's a good idea to help a foreign country use nuclear energy for electricity, yet we haven't built a nuclear power plant in the US for what, 20 years?
    Our government is stupid.
     
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    I sure do--where are they planning on storing their nuclear waste? Let me guess. Here ??
     
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    No, I don't find it odd.

    Private companies typically build nuclaar power stations, and since they CANNOT GET INSURANCE they avoid taking on the enormous risks associated with that industry.

    So, depsite what people would have you believe about how the government prevents nuclear power plants, it's really the MARKET which is deciding not to build the things.
     
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    Are you always this IGNORANT? The Government used it's power to regulate to shut down viable plant construction. THE GOVERNMENT stopped nuclear power plants with a determined policy of PREVENTING new ones from ever opening. And the Government admitted they were doing it when they did it. And Obama admits he will continue down the same failed path.
     
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    Yes, I'm sure it is THE MARKET, and not the government that regulated the shit out of it to prevent nuclear power plants. <yes that was sarcasm>
     
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    What happened to the all of the above approach? Since taking office the miners won a lawsuit for mountaintop removal mining MTR. Shortly after, the EPA came in and held the permits even longer so they can do more testing. Some of the mining projects have been on hold for over a year now. This type of mining has been legal for over 40 years. So why are they just testing now to find out what environmental issues that might be caused, or is it just a stall to increase energy cost? Supply and demand&#8230;Less resources drives up the cost and then it's past off to us. Obama is not drilling anymore oil and hasn&#8217;t stated support as a President for Nuclear power. Where does Obama stand on Nuclear power here in the U.S.?
     
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    Not only is it odd, it's damned hypocritical.

    Election 2008: Barack Obama on Nuclear Energy
    Obama Advocates Solving Problems of Nuclear Energy Before Expanding Its Use
    By Larry West, About.com

    Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama favors the continued use of nuclear power and sees it as an integral and inevitable part of any effective U.S. energy policy, especially in light of growing concerns about global warming.
    Nevertheless, Obama believes the United States must not increase its reliance on nuclear energy until other critical issues, such as national security and nuclear waste disposal, have been adequately addressed. Obama has said, &#8220;I don&#8217;t think that nuclear power is a panacea&#8221; for America&#8217;s energy problems.

    &#8220;Nuclear power represents more than 70 percent of our non-carbon generated electricity,&#8221; Obama says in his energy plan. &#8220;It is unlikely that we can meet our aggressive climate goals if we eliminate nuclear power as an option. However, before an expansion of nuclear power can be considered, key issues must be addressed including: security of nuclear fuel and waste, waste storage, and proliferation.&#8221;

    Obama on Nuclear Security and Proliferation
    One potential unintended byproduct of further nuclear energy development is that material from nuclear power plants could fall into the hands of terrorists and be used to create weapons of mass destruction.

    As a U.S. Senator, Obama introduced legislation &#8220;to establish guidelines for tracking, controlling and accounting for spent fuel at nuclear power plants.&#8221; Obama has pledged that, as president, he would make safeguarding nuclear material, both abroad and in the United States, a top anti-terrorism priority for his administration.

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    Obama on Nuclear Energy - Election 2008 - Barack Obama on Nuclear Energy

    Not the least bit concerned about the "security threat" now?
     
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    Not to pop your bubble but.... No, TO pop your bubble.... These companies are REQUIRED by Uncle Sam to be SELF-INSURED. They have to have like, $100 million in escrow (not sure of the exact figure) just for that, per plant. And many do, and many would like to build some more plants.

    Go back where you got this stupid shit you parroted, and let them know it fails miserably.
     
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