posted on Apr, 1 2011 @ 01:13 PM
reply to post by jameshawkings
We don't need to suffer an earthquake in the UK or anywhere near it to be hit by a tsunami.
Experts have been going on for decades about how a large portion of land from the Canary Islands falling into the sea would cause a 'mega tsunami'
that would hit the UK and cause major calamity here.
Or any of your common or garden deep seabed quakes, if large enough would have the same effect.
If countries insist on building more nuclear reactors, the best, most *sensible* course of action (not the cheapest option though) would be to
construct all of our Nuclear power stations on the sea bed itself.
It would be unaffected by any tsunami, mega or otherwise.
If it did breach due to a quake or failure, there would be millions of tonnes of water right on top of them to quench the fuel rods.
Better yet, build thorium fast breeder reactors...*MUCH* safer than what we have now, and *MUCH* more efficient, and minimal waste and radiation is
produced (it eats it's own waste)
If they go ahead with their plans to build 10 conventional reactors, they're barking bloody mad. And so must we be, for allowing them to do it.
Coal is plentiful. There is enough coal to power the world for about 2000 years plus or minus a century or two.
Clean burn technology has come on leaps and bounds in the last 10 years or so, so now coal is actually a fairly (not completely) clean fuel these days
if done right. *NOT* as dangerous as a nuclear reactor, regardless of clean burn technology or not either!
edit on 1/4/2011 by spikey because:
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