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  •  Indy, the English lang. one wouldn't load. (1+ / 0-)
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    if there another link I could watch it at that would be great.

    I think one of hte problems with the anti-nuclear movement (not having seen the videos yet :) is that instead of focusing on what could happen, they focus on something so likely not to happen in the fission process as to defeat their argument.

    What do I mean? The existence of nuclear waste, even the little amount in the US (77k tons) really isn't "danger" from the point of view of something happening to it. it just sits there.

    When I was an active anti-nuclear person, there was a women from the anti-Diablo Power Plant group that came to speak to us in SF and she said the same thing. The issue is the pressurized water reactor, not the waste. The waste is an issue that has to be dealt with but isn't an 'active' one in terms of a meltdown, "China Syndrome" etc. She argued that we had to focus on the immediate issue of the plant melting down, not the waste.

    To wit: while I've obviously reversed my view of nuclear in the last 10 years, I understand where she is coming from and why the focus on waste represents something of a logical fallacy. Just my quite prejudiced view on this.

    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 Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 10:38:41 AM PDT

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