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Russian report: Netanyahu may be planning attack

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posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 06:04 PM
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Originally posted by detachedindividual
First off, lets clear one thing up, Nuclear power is NOT CLEANER.
It just leaves more dangerous waste for future generations to deal with. Whether you pump it into the sky as pollution, or bury it in the ground as nuclear waste, it's still not clean energy.


I can confirm this sentiment having worked with people in the domestic nuclear energy industry. Canada used to produce and export something called the Candu Reactor. They've phased it out. There are no significant advantages and a large hidden downside.

Something rarely discussed is the risk of accidents. Though they may seem mathematically low, one in 5000, start multiplying the number of reactors by the number of years and the probability goes way up. I've seen a actuarial table. It's calculated no matter how well built and secure the systems, human error, mechanical failure, negligence, bad luck, will eventually lead to an uncontrolled disaster.

The extreme damage and enormous cost of clean up pretty much outweigh the slim economic benefits.


Mike




posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 06:01 AM
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Indeed.

I was reading up on the construction of a Nuclear plant somewhere in Europe recently, it is supposed to be the most advanced reactor facility ever built.

It is currently being investigated by the IAEA for cost cutting. Apparently the materials being used in several areas are not to specifications agreed prior to construction beginning.

If a nation can try to get away with it in Europe, they can and will in Iran. It would be only a matter of time before an accident happened.



posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 11:02 AM
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Originally posted by detachedindividual
If a nation can try to get away with it in Europe, they can and will in Iran. It would be only a matter of time before an accident happened.


Iran is reportedly having serious problems with their nuclear program. This is from people who have worked on it and later defected to the West.

Two dangerous mishaps in their race to their goal. One reported in the press. Still many hurdles on the miniaturization and delivery system from before they have a nuclear war..

Yes the thought they may blow their silly .s off in trying.

Mike

[edit on 14-9-2009 by mmiichael]



 
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