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1 freetoken  Tue, May 29, 2012 6:02:11pm

I expect for the rest of my life there will be arguments over SONGS, and nuclear power in general.

Fukushima has shown just how expensive nuclear accidents can be. Japan has had to become a non-nuclear power nation almost over night, leading to heart-ache in their country and loss of economic strength, not to mention a large increase in their carbon emissions and strengthening their dependence on nations like Iran.

2 Randall Gross  Tue, May 29, 2012 6:04:29pm

More background on this at Atomic Insights: Rod Adams is heartily pro nuclear, and he’s happy with the resignation:


3 researchok  Tue, May 29, 2012 6:08:26pm

I have an idea- send in Naval nuclear engineers. They should be a pretty unbiased lot, less likely to cave to any kind of political or outside (business) pressures and let them determine of the plant is safe or what needs to be done to make them safe.

4 Randall Gross  Tue, May 29, 2012 6:13:19pm

The other thing to note: we all saw how sensitive radiation monitors are, and how they are able to detect even incredibly small amounts in areas far distant from Fukushima , but the detectors at the plant weren’t able to pick up anything after the incident:


5 researchok  Tue, May 29, 2012 6:25:55pm

re: #4 Randall Gross

Another TEPCO.

6 Randall Gross  Tue, May 29, 2012 7:06:53pm

re: #5 researchok

Another TEPCO.

I honestly don’t think it’s another TEPCO, in the US it would be extremely difficult to try to cover up or attempt to downplay even the smallest release. I do think that the guy who resigned didn’t really belong there.

7 researchok  Wed, May 30, 2012 12:40:46am

re: #6 Randall Gross

Fair enough- but a culture that idealized the guy for so long is itself, broken.

8 EiMitch  Wed, May 30, 2012 7:09:00am

As I’ve said before, I wouldn’t mind nuclear power so much with the following caveats:

1) Build new nuclear plants and have them inspected by unbiased experts.

2) Upon fulfilling 1, shut down the old nuclear plants. Between the aging tech and possible Achilles heels like Fukushima’s pump-fed coolant system, we’d all sleep better without them running.

3) Recycle the spent fuel rods or something. Anything other than just burying them or otherwise throwing them away. Its senseless.

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