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  •  I agree with you Satya1 (3+ / 0-)
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    Satya1, mamamedusa, IM

    It's not a matter of all or nothing. But we should at least have a rigorous and honest conversation, weighing all the pros and cons, rather than just trust the powers that be that everything is fine and perfect. I think if the nuclear industry were a bit more forthcoming about their practices and standards, a lot of people wouldn't feel quite so skeptical.

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      citisven, mamamedusa

      what I would like to see is a set of top to bottom studies that assess the complete cost of energy alternatives.  And by complete cost I mean the risk and cost of nuclear waste, health and environmental costs from all sources (asthma, etc), and for oil to be honest we have to make some basis cost assumptions that include our defense budget and lives lost in recent and future wars for resource control.

      I've looked at some of your recent diaries and added you to my stream.  Thanks for the good work and

      Mach's gut.

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      by Satya1 on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 02:22:10 PM PDT

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      •  I couldn't agree more (2+ / 0-)
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        Satya1, mamamedusa

        and I like this idea. A study that would at least allow what usually falls under the "externalities" mantle to be included would be such a big step.

        and me you too...added to my stream.

        Wir sehen uns.  

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