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#46 ShockD

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:07

Heck, never mind modern reactors. look at the fukushima reactor. despite using one of the worst technologies of the era/generation, it still survived the disaster damn well. A modern reactor of course would have handled it much better down to probably no issues at all except an automatic shutdown. 

 

as it is today, unless you have the capabilities for major hydro plants, then nuclear is the best. even compared to hydro nuclear might be better since hydro has a very big footprint and impact on nature. 

I never understood why they rated Fukushima 7 on INES. Okay, it did spread some radiation but it's nothing compared to Chernobyl which is also a 7.

And we have to add into account that Japan were playing with the devil because it's an older plant than Chernobyl and stands in a earthquake/tsunami zone.




#47 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:54

Another expensive white elephant from a government that's only interested in making life easy for big business.  Ed Davey should be ashamed of himself.  This is a massive backward step at a time when sensible countries such as Germany are decommissioning nuclear plants.  Still, it should please the half wits.

 

So, why aren't you happen then? :p



#48 HawkMan

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 11:08

Speaking of Germany. I wonder if the enviromental orgs that celebrated them closing nuclear are as happy now that their brains may have kicked in and they realize that this means they are now using more brown coal power plants, and buying power from east european power plants using brown coal with less filtration even. (FYI, brown coal is horrible, whereas black coal can actually burn very cleanly, but black is much more rare and isn't mined many places)