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  •  Neither tipped nor HR'ed (5+ / 0-)

    I'm a proponent of nuclear power and I was 35 miles from TMI and four years old when the meltdown happened.

    Nuclear technology can and should be improved to minimize the risks. It will probably never be perfect, unless we manage to develop fusion power. We also need to work on remediating and disposing of nuclear waste.

    My concern is the diarist insistence on using the term "genocide" to describe something that is not actually the systematic destruction of a people. Yes, the health effects of coal-fired power plants are horrible, but it is not like Rwanda, Nazi Germany, Cambodia or the Soviet purges.

    Additionally, disparaging the anti-nuclear crowd is not helpful. This should be a respectful debate, not a an exercise in name-calling and Godwin's Law violations.

    I think I once mentioned that I don't like rats at the best of times.

    by Casual Wednesday on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 12:41:27 AM PDT

    •  As a former worker in the power industry (3+ / 0-)
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      bryfry, TylerFromNE, Casual Wednesday

      I believe there is a place for nuclear power and that it is relatively safe as the diarist points out. The company I worked for employed a mix of coal, oil, combined cycle, nuclear, pumped storage and now has added wind turbines for power generation.

      The tone of the diary put me off a bit but I didn't see it as hide worthy. I was just going to let it pass and go on to another diary but when I saw all the hides, which look like overkill to me, I went ahead and tipped and rec'd.

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