Vermont just replaced its only only nuclear reactor with fossil fuels obtained from fracking

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Another colossal fail for the AGE cult:

Vermont just replaced its only only nuclear reactor which had accounted for 71.8 of the state 8217 s electricity production with fossil fuels obtained from fracking Dan from Squirrel Hill s Blog

For the past 42 years, Vermont’s only nuclear power plant was responsible for 71.8% of the state’s electricity production. This huge amount of electricity was generated by a single nuclear reactor.

Vermont has just shut down this reactor.

The replacement energy source for this shut down reactor is shale gas, a fossil fuel whose combustion causes global warming, and which is obtained from fracking.

And all this time, I had thought that liberals in Vermont were against fossil fuels, fracking, and global warming.

Meanwhile, France, which gets 80% of its electricity from nuclear power, has the cleanest air in the industrialized world, and the cheapest electricity in Europe.

There are new nuclear power plants currently under construction in the U.S., but all of them are in Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee, which are not exactly thought of as bastions of liberalism and environmentalism.
 

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Very stupid move. Nuclear is probably the cleanest and greenest source of energy that put source the most.
--- yeah until you get to the waste left behind.

Oopsie.

"that put source the most". I gotta remember that one.
Nice link by the way. Break a sweat on that didja?
 
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--- yeah until you get to the waste left behind.

Oopsie.
Even after that. Liberal paranoia doesn't mean nuclear waste is actually an insoluble problem. Liberals simply don't want it to be solved.
 

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--- yeah until you get to the waste left behind.

Oopsie.
Even after that. Liberal paranoia doesn't mean nuclear waste is actually an insoluble problem. Liberals simply don't want it to be solved.
Actually the laws of physics don't want it to be solved.
Whattaya gonna do.
 
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--- yeah until you get to the waste left behind.

Oopsie.
Even after that. Liberal paranoia doesn't mean nuclear waste is actually an insoluble problem. Liberals simply don't want it to be solved.
shoot it into outer space....
LOL..That was my first thought.
Any reason this wouldnt work other than the expense?
Obviously you wouldnt want to put it in orbit,but why not a one way trip to the sun?
Of course we'd have to make sure and send it in the daytime...:biggrin:
 
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--- yeah until you get to the waste left behind.

Oopsie.
Even after that. Liberal paranoia doesn't mean nuclear waste is actually an insoluble problem. Liberals simply don't want it to be solved.
shoot it into outer space....
LOL..That was my first thought.
Any reason this wouldnt work other than the expense?
Obviously you wouldnt want to put it in orbit,but why not a one way trip to the sun?
Of course we'd have to make sure and send it in the daytime...:biggrin:
If the rocket blew up on the launch pad you would have a big mess on your hands.
 

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--- yeah until you get to the waste left behind.

Oopsie.
Even after that. Liberal paranoia doesn't mean nuclear waste is actually an insoluble problem. Liberals simply don't want it to be solved.
shoot it into outer space....
LOL..That was my first thought.
Any reason this wouldnt work other than the expense?
Obviously you wouldnt want to put it in orbit,but why not a one way trip to the sun?
Of course we'd have to make sure and send it in the daytime...:biggrin:
If the rocket blew up on the launch pad you would have a big mess on your hands.
There is that. You would have to think we could build a vessel strong enough to withstand an explosion. But then you have the weight issue,at 10,000 bucks a lb. just to get something into orbit it may be cost prohibitive.
 

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--- yeah until you get to the waste left behind.

Oopsie.
Even after that. Liberal paranoia doesn't mean nuclear waste is actually an insoluble problem. Liberals simply don't want it to be solved.
shoot it into outer space....
LOL..That was my first thought.
Any reason this wouldnt work other than the expense?
Obviously you wouldnt want to put it in orbit,but why not a one way trip to the sun?
Of course we'd have to make sure and send it in the daytime...:biggrin:
If the rocket blew up on the launch pad you would have a big mess on your hands.
There is that. You would have to think we could build a vessel strong enough to withstand an explosion. But then you have the weight issue,at 10,000 bucks a lb. just to get something into orbit it may be cost prohibitive.
Have the rocket explode or come down in Russia...North Korea, or Iran...
 

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How will they meet their government-mandated emissions goals? :dunno:

In related news...

Mr. Myers said nuclear facilities are several economic challenges, including little to no growth in energy demand since 2008, historically low natural gas prices, a congested power grid and energy policies that benefit renewable wind energy.

Exelon weighs closing Cordova two other power plants - Quad-Cities Online Local
 

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Another colossal fail for the AGE cult:

Vermont just replaced its only only nuclear reactor which had accounted for 71.8 of the state 8217 s electricity production with fossil fuels obtained from fracking Dan from Squirrel Hill s Blog

For the past 42 years, Vermont’s only nuclear power plant was responsible for 71.8% of the state’s electricity production. This huge amount of electricity was generated by a single nuclear reactor.

Vermont has just shut down this reactor.

The replacement energy source for this shut down reactor is shale gas, a fossil fuel whose combustion causes global warming, and which is obtained from fracking.

And all this time, I had thought that liberals in Vermont were against fossil fuels, fracking, and global warming.

Meanwhile, France, which gets 80% of its electricity from nuclear power, has the cleanest air in the industrialized world, and the cheapest electricity in Europe.

There are new nuclear power plants currently under construction in the U.S., but all of them are in Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee, which are not exactly thought of as bastions of liberalism and environmentalism.
Out of the frying pan, into the fire.
 

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How will they meet their government-mandated emissions goals? :dunno:

In related news...

Mr. Myers said nuclear facilities are several economic challenges, including little to no growth in energy demand since 2008, historically low natural gas prices, a congested power grid and energy policies that benefit renewable wind energy.

Exelon weighs closing Cordova two other power plants - Quad-Cities Online Local
That is certainly different than what we heard several years ago about how the electric grid in the US was over loaded...
 

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How will they meet their government-mandated emissions goals? :dunno:

In related news...

Mr. Myers said nuclear facilities are several economic challenges, including little to no growth in energy demand since 2008, historically low natural gas prices, a congested power grid and energy policies that benefit renewable wind energy.

Exelon weighs closing Cordova two other power plants - Quad-Cities Online Local
That is certainly different than what we heard several years ago about how the electric grid in the US was over loaded...
Pwease ewabowate...
 

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How will they meet their government-mandated emissions goals? :dunno:

In related news...

Mr. Myers said nuclear facilities are several economic challenges, including little to no growth in energy demand since 2008, historically low natural gas prices, a congested power grid and energy policies that benefit renewable wind energy.

Exelon weighs closing Cordova two other power plants - Quad-Cities Online Local
That is certainly different than what we heard several years ago about how the electric grid in the US was over loaded...
Pwease ewabowate...
Yes Dad.....


However, as the digitization of society continues to expand, it becomes increasingly critical that we make investments in development if we want to accommodate the growing need for electricity. In fact, it is projected that the world’s electricity supply will need to triple by 2050 to keep up with demand.
Living In The Dark Why The U.S. Needs To Upgrade The Grid - Forbes
 

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--- yeah until you get to the waste left behind.

Oopsie.
Even after that. Liberal paranoia doesn't mean nuclear waste is actually an insoluble problem. Liberals simply don't want it to be solved.
shoot it into outer space....
LOL..That was my first thought.
Any reason this wouldnt work other than the expense?
Obviously you wouldnt want to put it in orbit,but why not a one way trip to the sun?
Of course we'd have to make sure and send it in the daytime...:biggrin:
If the rocket blew up on the launch pad you would have a big mess on your hands.
Why use a rocket? Better off with a slingshot - a LOT less power and a lot less waste.
 

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Very stupid move. Nuclear is probably the cleanest and greenest source of energy that put source the most.
--- yeah until you get to the waste left behind.

Oopsie.

"that put source the most". I gotta remember that one.
Nice link by the way. Break a sweat on that didja?
There is a place to store spent fuel that was designed and built costing you and me billions. But that was one of the first things Obama did, shut down Yucca Mountain. Why? After billions of dollars is he putting your and my children at risk with on site storage? WTF is wrong with him? Oh right he was kissing Reid's ass to pass Obamacare.
 

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