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  •  They're having a grand old time (7+ / 0-)

    doing a clean up at Hanford these days. Spending $2 billion a year with no end in sight. After 30 years of trying.

    Of course nothing like that could ever happen again. Certainly not.

    "Here's another nice mess you've gotten me into." - Oliver Hardy

    by native on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 05:57:29 PM PST

    •  Hanford is a little different situation (3+ / 0-)
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      elfling, notrouble, subtropolis

      But, a warning we should not ignore.

      •  So the issue is how to address it. (0+ / 0-)

        If you take an anti-nuke position, you are out of the discussion. If you take the outlier, USC position, in theory, you want to solve the problems in order to make nuclear even safer. If you make it safer, you make it yet more acceptable. It's in contradiction to Green Peace which universally wants all nukes phased out.

        When you argue, as you did above, that you want to see R&D shifted away from nuclear, and then have it phased out, you are part of the problem, not the solution.

        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 Thu Mar 08, 2012 at 08:46:48 AM PST

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        •  Au contraire (0+ / 0-)
          If you take an anti-nuke position, you are out of the discussion.
          Bleats you.

          The discussion, as you so blithely put it, has hardly begun.

          We're not going away, despite your glib reassurances and condescension.

          We don't need early twentieth-century-tech fission steam power. Thorium as a bridge tech, maybe. Fusion, zero-point for the future, definitely.

          "I'm good, but I'll get better". ~ Thom Hartmann

          by ozsea1 on Thu Mar 08, 2012 at 10:49:17 AM PST

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