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Nuclear industry push for reduced oversight gaining traction

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posted on Jul, 18 2019 @ 10:57 PM
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Typical Crony Capitalism - Industry Capture - Illusion (not seeing reality as it is) and Delusion (believing the stories you tell yourself are True) - all this and more Howie:

From the Associated Press:

apnews.com...


WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer mock commando raids to test nuclear power plants’ defenses against terrorist attacks.

Fewer, smaller government inspections for plant safety issues.

Less notice to the public and to state governors when problems arise.

They’re part of the money-saving rollbacks sought by the country’s nuclear industry under President Donald Trump and already approved or pending approval by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, largely with little input from the general public.


Is this an area where YOU want your government to cut corners?


While many of the regulatory rollbacks happening at other agencies under the current administration may be concerning,

[color=yello] “there aren’t many that come with the existential risks of a nuclear reactor having a malfunction,” said Geoff Fettus, an attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council on nuclear issues.


Do you want the next Chernobyl, Fukushima or 3-Mile Island to be in your backyard?

It's not like the nuclear industry is honest with either the government or the people to begin with.

Read the article - be afraid.
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posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 12:31 AM
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a reply to: FyreByrd

Nuclear energy: the gift that keeps-on giving.



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 01:07 AM
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a reply to: FyreByrd

LFTR nuclear reactors could be the answer to the World's energy problems:



The Chinese, Indians, and Japanese are spending billions of LFTR research.



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 03:24 AM
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a reply to: dfnj2015

It truly is a shame that fluorine has to be so dang corrosive in liquid salt form.


Also, for the record, small nuclear reactors can already be entirely contained in a pool of water, and run by students.


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posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 06:41 AM
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Oh no, we're all gunna die, run for the hills...



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 06:45 AM
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Have twin reactors about a mile from home and don't give them a thought. Now the people living in the hood about 10 miles away started a rumor that the plant was sending radiation into their homes with the electricity and causing cancer.

Dim Voters to be sure.

HAPPY FRIDAY




posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 06:56 AM
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a reply to: mikell

That's to funny.
They would actually get more radiation living near coal powerplant than a nuclear one.

Science!



posted on Jul, 20 2019 @ 01:56 PM
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originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: FyreByrd

LFTR nuclear reactors could be the answer to the World's energy problems:



The Chinese, Indians, and Japanese are spending billions of LFTR research.


Personally, I hold that the answer lies in more decentralization of energy generation and local distribution with network distribution for back-up.

I don't know much about this type of reactor - it's hard to fathom how it will cut down on carbon, if keeping to the scale of the dying nuclear fleet. I may be wrong - and will look into it - but my instincts scream that this is just a reaction from that obsolete industry.



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