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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    I dont think we will ever do nuclear again. Far too many protesters and opposition out there. Hell in Vermont they are protesting wind turbines.

    https://cleantechnica.com/2017/07/16...ind-energy-us/
    For those folks who are protesting both wind turbines and nuclear power, WHERE exactly do they want us to be getting our ENERGY from? Do they not understand that it DOES take energy to run a civilization?!??
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    For those folks who are protesting both wind turbines and nuclear power, WHERE exactly do they want us to be getting our ENERGY from? Do they not understand that it DOES take energy to run a civilization?!??
    Of course they do. Oh they want renewables and cheap energy as long as it isnt where they can see or hear it. NIMBY is alive and well.
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    Nuclear power is often considered a green energy, until something goes wrong and pollutes large areas with radiation. Even if man doesn't screw up nature is always waiting in the wings. The Burckle asteroid impact five thousand years ago left a crater eighteen miles across and produced a tsunami of possibly six hundred feet high, which today, besides killing a lot of people, would destroy containment of nuclear power generators located on the coasts that use sea water for cooling. Some sixty destroyed nuclear power plants could create a radiation situation that could prohibit any recovery from such an event. And some projections of impact events now consider an event of 10 megaton impacts, instead of once in 500,000 to one million years, as astronomers now calculate, as once every 1,000 years. We're overdue if that's the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    I agree with bolstering funding for nuclear power. Its WAY more efficient than coal, and given today's tech, it's the highest-yield energy source we have. We should be decommissioning our oldest nuclear power plants, which were built in the 1970s and 1980s, using technology developed in the 1960s and 1970s, are replace them with newer reactors with improved efficiency and safety.
    Nobody wants to build nuclear power plants without government guarantees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlGuy View Post
    Nuclear power is often considered a green energy, until something goes wrong and pollutes large areas with radiation. Even if man doesn't screw up nature is always waiting in the wings. The Burckle asteroid impact five thousand years ago left a crater eighteen miles across and produced a tsunami of possibly six hundred feet high, which today, besides killing a lot of people, would destroy containment of nuclear power generators located on the coasts that use sea water for cooling. Some sixty destroyed nuclear power plants could create a radiation situation that could prohibit any recovery from such an event. And some projections of impact events now consider an event of 10 megaton impacts, instead of once in 500,000 to one million years, as astronomers now calculate, as once every 1,000 years. We're overdue if that's the case.
    Here is a link on the Burckle impact event, just for people who have never heard of it:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burckle_Crater

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    Everybody is worried about handguns or some nation states politics but the smoking gun of impacts from space that resulted in two mass extinctions get no attention much less world changing events like the impacts that melted the icecaps, destroyed the mega-fauna and lots of humans 13k years ago. In 536, or 562, depending on which calendar, that comet just caused destruction from impacts, fire, global cooling, crop loss starvation and plague. In case someone is sleeping too well, it could happen tomorrow again. https://www.livescience.com/42048-ha...nt-famine.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by OlGuy View Post
    Everybody is worried about handguns or some nation states politics but the smoking gun of impacts from space that resulted in two mass extinctions get no attention much less world changing events like the impacts that melted the icecaps, destroyed the mega-fauna and lots of humans 13k years ago. In 536, or 562, depending on which calendar, that comet just caused destruction from impacts, fire, global cooling, crop loss starvation and plague. In case someone is sleeping too well, it could happen tomorrow again. https://www.livescience.com/42048-ha...nt-famine.html
    Interesting! From your link:

    Ice core data record evidence of a volcanic eruption in 536, but it almost certainly wasn't big enough to change the climate so dramatically, Abbott said.

    I DO know volcanologists who believe there was a MAJOR eruption of Krakatoa in the year 536 AD. Up until now, had not heard this theory of an extraterrestrial impact on that date. Thanks for the link!

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