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  •  Global Nuclear Generation Capacity Falls (1+ / 0-)
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    http://vitalsigns.worldwatch.org/...

    http://www.mnn.com/...

    Post-Fukushima nuclear power generation could decrease 15 percent
    IEA's lowered nuclear power forecast reflects the 'pessimistic view' that the energy source has developed in the wake of Japan's nuclear woes.

    http://www.environmental-expert.com/...
    New Investments In The Nuclear Energy Industry Decreased In Q3 2011

    Of course, the trend can change any time, but right now it is pointing down. No two ways about it.
    ;-)

    „Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.“ - Bertolt Brecht

    by translatorpro on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 02:29:09 PM PST

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    •  You don't get it. I never said it was (0+ / 0-)

      increasing relative to other forms of power. Apples and oranges. I'm saying it's expanding from it's 435 nuclear reactors to another 100 over the next 10 years or so.

      What's expanding relative to other forms of energy is gas and coal.

      My point is that more and more reactors will be coming on line in the next few years, not less and less which is implicit in the statement that nuclear "is dying". FAIL.

      Dr. Isaac Asimov: "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny ...'"

      by davidwalters on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 02:55:15 PM PST

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      •  What some of you don't get (3+ / 0-)
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        is the fact that shoddy workmanship takes all forms, including--clearly, demonstrably--in the nuclear power industry.

        You can try spinning this nine ways from Sunday, and it'll be just as laughable on the tenth time, too. Until the human beings that build these things are infallible, your defense of it is the only glaring FAIL that I see.

        It is time to #Occupy Media.

        by lunachickie on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 06:40:05 PM PST

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        •  Really? You mean the thousands killed (0+ / 0-)

          every day or...decade from nuclear? Or those plants all melting down? In fact, "shoddy workmanship" isn't even what lead to the Fukushima meltdown. I know...just say 'anything' but that nuclear provides most of the worlds non-carbon/GHG emissions and can be used to shut down gas and coal plants. it doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to work, and it does, safely. If all you have is a collapsed cooling tower and you want to sacrafice the planet for fear there may be TWO collapsed cooling towers, then you don't really care.

          Dr. Isaac Asimov: "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny ...'"

          by davidwalters on Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 07:27:11 AM PST

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          •  How much longer (0+ / 0-)

            do you intend to sidestep the point being made here about "workmanship".

            Because you can put out all the nuke-industry talking points you want--none of it addresses that point. None of it.

            It is time to #Occupy Media.

            by lunachickie on Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 04:12:34 PM PST

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