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originally posted by: defcon5
As much as I'd love to see this...
Water purifiers that run throughout the building to filter the lake?
Heck, the filter on my water pitcher costs like $20 to replace and is only good for like 20 gallons.
Solar panels up the outside wall?
It would be cost prohibitive for me to even put them on one side of the roof of my house.
Paint that absorbs pollution?
What's that going to cost to replace and how often?
You are talking about one hell of an expensive building here, with an incredibly high upkeep cost. Unless the government is willing to fund it at a loss to decrease pollution, no one is going to be able to afford to build or rent space in it.
Insect apartments in a building that is also going to host restaurants?
Don't see that turning out well.
originally posted by: TiM3LoRd
Well the US owes the Chinese government trillions....maybe they can get the US citizens working in China to build these towers since the US is the biggest consumer of Chinese products and the US greed and desire for cheap stuff is what caused the pollution in the first place...you know Irony.
originally posted by: ErosA433
You know, this wouldn't help a radiation area... its not how radiation works.
Furthermore, please educate yourself on the actual risks of radiation more than reading a brain dead article written by someone who's last information on radiation came from school when they where 12.
Just how radioactive do you think a day walking around the Fukashima plant is? Well assuming you don't go around in the known hotspots and buildings that are known to be bad, you actually get a worse dose from flying long haul for 5 hours.
SOooo my point is while nuclear disasters are bad putting one of these pollution cleaning towers near a nuclear plant is totally useless... in terms of radiation, coal burning increases the background radiation around the surrounding areas more than a nuclear power plant does.