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Why are we not building more nuclear power plants ?
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Posted 3/29/09 , edited 3/29/09
I fail to see the reason we are not building more nuclear plants, nuclear plants are the solution we need to solve our energy needs ? So why the fuck aren't we building them !!!! They're safe, you could fucking crash a plane into a nuclear plant and the only damage would be to the plant operators, so why do you think we're not building them when we need them most ?
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When has the government wanted to do something that would actually help the people? They don't want to build nuclear power plants because that would solve much of our energy problems, thus leaving politicians no wind to blabber about energy/climate change and get votes from people. I think we aren't building them because the goal isn't energy independence, but political power.
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Yeah, what he said^ but not the politicians/government, the real people running the world. There's a group of people who can fix almost every major problem in the world right now if they wanted to, but they are the ones who caused them most of the time.
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Yei wrote:

Yeah, what he said^ but not the politicians/government, the real people running the world. There's a group of people who can fix almost every major problem in the world right now if they wanted to, but they are the ones who caused them most of the time.


I agree, maybe politicians wasn't the right word. The politicians support the plants, but special interest groups and rich campaign donators along with lobbyists prevent any work from getting done.
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Yei wrote:

Yeah, what he said^ but not the politicians/government, the real people running the world. There's a group of people who can fix almost every major problem in the world right now if they wanted to, but they are the ones who caused them most of the time.


Well its just a matter of time until oil runs out then well have no choice but to go nuclear. If they refuse to go nuclear they have no electricity simple. And solar ain't worth shit, major flaw of only running during the day. Oil wont last forever people.
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For the US, it's because of this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Mile_Island_accident
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digs wrote:

When has the government wanted to do something that would actually help the people? They don't want to build nuclear power plants because that would solve much of our energy problems, thus leaving politicians no wind to blabber about energy/climate change and get votes from people. I think we aren't building them because the goal isn't energy independence, but political power.


You're very cynical.
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digs wrote:

When has the government wanted to do something that would actually help the people? They don't want to build nuclear power plants because that would solve much of our energy problems, thus leaving politicians no wind to blabber about energy/climate change and get votes from people. I think we aren't building them because the goal isn't energy independence, but political power.


You're very cynical.


I can be at times, but this is the reason I believe nuclear power plants haven't been built in America.
Posted 3/29/09
aren't they ruining the world?
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its kinda dangerous isn't it, wasn't there an incident in sandiego where lots of people died
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I fail to see the reason we are not building more nuclear plants, nuclear plants are the solution we need to solve our energy needs ? So why the fuck aren't we building them !!!! They're safe, you could fucking crash a plane into a nuclear plant and the only damage would be to the plant operators, so why do you think we're not building them when we need them most ?


Speak for your own country, Canada's electricity mostly comes from nuclear and hydro plants...
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Allhailodin wrote:


Yei wrote:

Yeah, what he said^ but not the politicians/government, the real people running the world. There's a group of people who can fix almost every major problem in the world right now if they wanted to, but they are the ones who caused them most of the time.


Well its just a matter of time until oil runs out then well have no choice but to go nuclear. If they refuse to go nuclear they have no electricity simple. And solar ain't worth shit, major flaw of only running during the day. Oil wont last forever people.


Uh, wrong. Solar power is currently limited by an inefficient conversion process and the relative expense of constructing panels, as well as limited storing capabilities. It's not economically viable to invest it.


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digs wrote:

When has the government wanted to do something that would actually help the people? They don't want to build nuclear power plants because that would solve much of our energy problems, thus leaving politicians no wind to blabber about energy/climate change and get votes from people. I think we aren't building them because the goal isn't energy independence, but political power.


You're very cynical.


I can be at times, but this is the reason I believe nuclear power plants haven't been built in America.


It's not like I have a lot of proof against the claim. But this would increase government control over the energy infrastructure of the country, so I don't really see why both sides wouldn't try to gain an advantage in controlling it.
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^ you make a good point... I am also against big government and monopolized control of energy by the government. I think the private sector should build nuclear plants, but I know that the government has to clear them first. In a way the government already has monopoly over energy because mostly all forms of energy (drilling for oil, power plants, etc...) require government approval.
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'why work on new forms of power, such as harnessing the power from plants, by using Bio-enganering to create a plant that gives of great amounts of Energy maby A bactera. ' its not as far fetched as your thinking. Scientest can make mice that are born able to glow in the dark, Tomatos that can handle the cold, and even Viruses that attack and kill bad cells. Such as Cancer Cells.
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Darkphoenix3450 wrote:

'why work on new forms of power, such as harnessing the power from plants, by using Bio-enganering to create a plant that gives of great amounts of Energy maby A bactera. ' its not as far fetched as your thinking. Scientest can make mice that are born able to glow in the dark, Tomatos that can handle the cold, and even Viruses that attack and kill bad cells. Such as Cancer Cells.


Glow in the dark mice ? I dont care what anyone says thats awesome, make a sweet pet. But yeah, plants use a neat little technique that poses some possibility called photosynthensis that could make tons of energy in a 1/2 plant 1/2 machine hybrid. And then you have bacteria our endless little friends that could also be used to make electricity i guess. have em break down something organic and use the methane from that to power the reactor.
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