Nuclear power is awesome.

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  • Alec
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    I support nuclear power.  It is cheaper and kills less people then most to all forms of electricity and it is available year round even when it's night or not windy, so no batteries needed.
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    Indeed, it save lives in the case of WW2, legit my uncle did a paper on why nuking Japan was better than the alternative and the teacher failed him!
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    The first nuke on Japan was necessary,but the second one seemed a little excessive.
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    Nuclear power gradually depletes the number of nuclear bombs that exist because the bombs are used as fuel.
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    That's certainly a nice thing.
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    Guess you haven't watched Chernobyl
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    Where the fuk did you get that fairytale?
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    Including Chernobyl related deaths, the death rate from nuclear power is still less then most to all alternative forms of electricity.  It certainly beats solar.
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    Where the fuk did you get that fairytale?
    It's background knowledge.
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    America cannot be like the French though.
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    There are better things to try then radiation that destroys the people and place. Three Mile Island cost over a billion to clean up in the 1990's. Wind and water, geothermal are all better than solar too but let's go with the most toxic alternative. 
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    There are better things to try then radiation that destroys the people and place.
    It's done in a safe way and the radiation is kept away from people.

    Three Mile Island cost over a billion to clean up in the 1990's
    It saved way more then that in electricity costs.  If done in a rural area, then if it does explode, then very few people die.
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    You can use the energy surplus to generate hydrogen, which can then be transported for general use in fuel cells.
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    Fuck the Earth then. Who needs it. 
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    Thousands of people die in coal mines every year. Even more die from air pollution, much more deaths than from simple global warming where you can simply relocate to a better climate. Many people also die from LNG extractions as well, even though it burns cleanly.

    While coal will never be obsolete as we need it to make steel and other things and you can't generate the heat you need from solar, Nuclear power can save lives today by replacing many coal and gas power plants. Not a single person died from 3 mile island, but the coal plants the sensational media event helped to create ended up killing millions.
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    Where the fuk did you get that fairytale?

    It's got absolutely nothing to do with knowledge.
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    We going to pretend anyone cares about coal miners? LOL
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    Yeah, they are deplorable. I forgot.
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    lol, were deplorables ok nice gross generalization Hillary Clinton
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    There’s not really a safety issue with Nuclear at all; its expensive and wipes out a lot of land for a long time; but major events are rare and don’t kill many people. Deaths are only higher for solar as solar deaths normally include people falling off roofs, so it’s not a fully fair comparison.

    What the main financial issue is that the cost of Nuclear is somewhat hidden as from what I’m aware the recorded cost mostly doesn’t take into account major costs of big nuclear disasters. Worse, it’s not actually that cheap, it’s possible to build nuclear plants today; part of the issue is not all down to lack of will to build, but they’re not actually particularly economical - it’s why there are often large tax incentives and subsidies to allow for them. With massive cost overruns, it’s not often clear what the true cost of Nuclear actually is.

    You have issues with FBRs being too far out to be economical, and needing much more investment in research to be mainstream, without them, burn up rates mean that Uranium supply is problematic for a major ramp up in nuclear power. While former nuclear weapon material can be used in reactors, this is lot a long term strategy.

    I don’t think any plants need to be shut down now; even RBMKs are safeness now: but I think I question the long term economics of nuclear power given how drastically the price of renewables has been falling.



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    At least I got hotsauce in mah bag.
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    Considering the safety record of plants built in the 60's and the 70's...it's clear that the NRC today has much more costly regulations in place for new construction that probably are not warranted. And they are not as subsidized as you might think considering the voter pushback due to media frenzy on the fake dangers of Nuclear plants. Solar get far more subsidies even though the waste from solar panels are far more toxic in volume and far less controllable than the relatively small volumes of Nwaste.
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    um......ok