nukes nuked from stimlus

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    Nuclear 'Pork' Removed from U.S. Stimulus Bill | OneWorld.net (U.S.)

    Victory! $50 Billion for Toxic Nuclear Pork Cut from Stimulus Bill
    Beyond Nuclear 13 Feb 09
    Congressional negotiators in the House of Representatives and the Senate agreed late Wednesday evening (February 11) on a $789 billion stimulus bill but killed an attempt to squander $50 billion on new nuclear reactors.

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    The nuclear industry has received an estimated $500 billion in public subsidies over the past half century,” Kamps continued. “This monumental waste of money had to end. The nuclear industry cannot solve the climate crisis and fattening the nuclear calf has deprived real energy solutions like renewable energy and energy efficiency programs of essential support for decades.”
     
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    Squander 50 billion on New Nuclear reactors? Exactly how would be be squandering to invest in carbon neutral nuclear power?
     
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    People are too stupid to realize how great of a power source it is, instead they want to waste five times the money to support power systems that will also require more space than we have available on land. Hell, we would be better off with batteries and lightning rods than where they are putting the money into.

    Nuclear is a great energy source, and with all our advances in it there is almost zero danger (it's less dangerous, polluting, and costly than coal which is where most of our energy comes from still). They even have a disposal station all ready and many plants already built, all they need is the okay to power up. Right now they are sitting there wasting tax money for no reason. The REALLY funny thing, they keep using Chernoble as the excuse for not wanting it, when the plant there was obsolete by even that years standards and was not maintained at all (basically the meltdown was forced by lack of care which all power plant can cause just as much damage if not cared for, even hydro), not to mention that all the plants still in operation since that time have had no problems, and there are hundreds of plants in operation around the world.
     
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    This is the IQ of people who want to solve the energy problem. My God! I just can't beleive what i read sometimes.
     
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    Welcome to the world now run by environuts and fearmongers.
     
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    Damn right, It is pretty clear the Dems are much better at fear mongering than Bush ever was. Vote for this Bill or we are all doomed!!!!!
     
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    While true, the reps fought against nuclear power by using the fear of Chernoble just as much as the environuts fought against it using the fear of global warming.
     
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    What's your point, Kitten? Times have changed, and the weak republicans have been removed. Nuclear energy is a clean fuel, and is very safe to use. Look at France, works wonders over there. Chernoble happened a long time ago in Russia of all places.
     
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    clean and safe......why would the dems not want it....as for chernoble, anyone been to the soviet union.....it is amazing the place functions at all.....
     
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    The real reason Chernoble happened actually, but don't confuse them with facts they may have a meltdown of their own.

    Meister, the dems are fighting against nuclear as well, because they are using the fear of pollution from the waste (which is no worse than the pollution from coal plants). Same side of the fight just masking it in different reasons, and both morons for fighting against our best solution to energy.
     

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