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U.S. regulators approved plans to build new nuclear power plant despite NRC Chairman objections

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posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 07:11 PM
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www.reuters.com...

Freakin' Unbelievable! I read this whole article in surreal disbelief!

TextU.S. regulators on Thursday approved plans to build the first new nuclear power plant in more than 30 years, despite objections of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman, who cited safety concerns stemming from Japan's 2011 Fukushima disaster.


The NRC voted 4-1 to allow Atlanta-based Southern Co to build and operate two new nuclear power reactors at its existing Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia.


THe NRC chairman himself is objecting to building any new plants without incorporating any new lessons still being learned from Fukushima!


"The chairman just voted against the first new nuclear reactors in 30 years," said Ed Batts, a partner at law firm DLA Piper. "That's just not the way that confidence is inspired in the average American and thus does not seem like the best way for nuclear regulation."


Inspire confidence !!!??? For who, the sheeple ??? The average American citizen lost all confidence because of everything that has happened since the invention of nuclear material experiments, not because of one particular person now standing up against this atrocity!!! This is exactly what the stupid greedy thugs think of the average American citizen, that we are that totally stupid, nothing but sheeple waiting to be led by lies and corruption!!!
Time for everyone to stand up and make our voices heard LOUD and CLEAR!!!!!!!!!!


The new plant will use AP1000 reactors built by Westinghouse Electric...Westinghouse is majority owned by Japanese multinational Toshiba Corp.


We can now trust a Japanese majority owned company...really??????????????


"This has been a thorough, thoughtful and complete process," Fanning said. "Recall that four other commissioners saw the same facts and voted" to issue the license.


Yeah, it's amazing what votes politics and greed and threats can buy you!


An official stated the agency "abdicated its duty to protect public health and safety, just to make construction faster and cheaper for the nuclear industry."



New nuclear plants are "more questionable because there are economic factors right now which favor gas-fueled power plants and the fact that the economy is only growing slowly means that nationally the need for new generation is lower than people were expecting in 2007,


And of course, my favorite quote below...and it doesn't even figure in the cost of any nuclear malfunction or accident, (remember, they have been financially structuring these nuclear plants in the U.S. with very limited liability, meaning you can't actually sue the owners, companies, or financial backers when something horrible goes wrong, it will be ALL on the TAB of the taxpayers.... YOU and I !)


A 1,000-megawatt natural gas plant takes a few years to permit and build and costs up to $1 billion for the most efficient, combined-cycle model. A similar-sized nuclear reactor however could take five to 10 years to develop and build and cost more than $5 billion.



Industry experts say building interest is centered in Southeast states like Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia, Alabama and Florida, where traditional utility regulation offers companies the best chance to make a profit on the sizable investment needed to develop new reactors.
....In other words, the planned reactors are being built where electricity is already inflated to an artificially high price, so greedy corporates can come in and undercut the price of electricity by doctoring the numbers representing the cost the nuclear reactors can supposedly offer!!!

No wonder we've become the laughing stock of the world with no credibility!!!!



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posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 07:41 PM
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lol don't worry it won't blow up its all safe now, s.f ,
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posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 07:47 PM
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Originally posted by RoyalBlue
www.reuters.com...

Freakin' Unbelievable! I read this whole article in surreal disbelief!

TextU.S. regulators on Thursday approved plans to build the first new nuclear power plant in more than 30 years, despite objections of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman, who cited safety concerns stemming from Japan's 2011 Fukushima disaster.


The NRC voted 4-1 to allow Atlanta-based Southern Co to build and operate two new nuclear power reactors at its existing Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia.


THe NRC chairman himself is objecting to building any new plants without incorporating any new lessons still being learned from Fukushima!

edit on 9-2-2012 by RoyalBlue because: (no reason given)


Not incorporating any new safety measures? The reactor can cool itself without outside power or even any electricity.

The AP1000® pressurized water reactor works on the simple concept that, in the event of a design-basis accident (such as a coolant pipe break), the plant is designed to achieve and maintain safe shutdown condition without any operator action and without the need for ac power or pumps. Instead of relying on active components such as diesel generators and pumps, the AP1000 relies on the natural forces of gravity, natural circulation and compressed gases to keep the core and containment from overheating.



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 07:48 PM
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There are two things worth noting. FIrst, Fukushima's problem reactors were old designs and old construction. Quite similar to ones we have right here. Anything built today will have significant design and safety improvements over the Fuku / Old G.E. designs by nature. Afterall, the rest of the world hasn't been in a building freeze for 30 years..and refinement of the designs has carried right along.

Second...and far more important. ......about those old reactors WE have as well as Japan and elsewhere. If we ever want to shut them down and get them offline before they DO have accidents, something has to replace them since we're always seemingly pushing right along supply and demand lines, depending on time of the year.


I'm not sure I want nuclear power to be the focus either, given that we've now seen what 1 : Million accidents actually look like.
It is hard to argue the fact that electrical power comes in kinda handy though....and like everything else, our infrastructure on that is close to shot by old age too.

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posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 08:11 PM
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compressed gases to cool reactor? Wow what happens when decompression occurs like when pipes crack in like earthquake scenarios.



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 08:45 PM
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You do realize that the southeastern U.S. has the largest concentration of nuclear energy experts in the country, don't you? Do you also realize that this news is very well received by the vast majority of citizens near the site of this reactor, including those experts? Why do you think that is? Because it's unsafe?

What exactly are you basing your ire on? Newspaper and internet articles of the Fukushima disaster?

What are your suggestions for alternatives to replace aging reactors that supply clean energy for millions of people?



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 09:29 AM
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I dug around looking for a visual aid to explain some of the concerns over the new reactor, so I wouldn't be typing all day long. Here it is, for starters on concerns on the new design : vimeo.com...

(And let's not mention the least concern that the electric rates are going to be higher than what could be had now from other sources. Or the fact that we still have to deal with the dangerous transportation and disposal of nuclear waste, or the environmentally destroying/polluting process of mining raw nuclear ingredients. But don't worry about these, there's many other concerns in the video to take front-seat....enjoy!)
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posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 09:15 PM
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Keeping the train wreak going is all they know how.
Its way beyond mind control its human management by the .01%.



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