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  •  nuclear waste from 60 years of your treasured (1+ / 0-)
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    splashy

    industry does indeed guarantee that nuclear isn't going away any time soon, not even in terms of geological time.  

    So you're in Japan right now right?  Helping to save your industry?  

    You've spent all day on site at Fukushima doing whatever you can to help out right?

    You helped to install those new water gauges right?  How many reactors have you gotten done so far?    

    You also helped plug the holes in the bottom of the containment vessels right?  Were you able to do that before ALL of the molten fuel fell through?

    What?  You're just sitting on your hypocritical ass, shilling for the dumbest fucking industry on earth, UNWILLING TO PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS.

    Go to Fukushima and make a fucking a difference or shut the fuck up.

    “The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking, and thus we drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.” – Einstein (1946)

    by Earth Ling on Tue May 17, 2011 at 08:23:34 PM PDT

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    •  This is too strong, my apologies (3+ / 0-)
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      I should simply point out the hypocrisy of you here shilling for nuke instead of putting your money where your mouth is.

      Sorry for telling you to shut the fuck up.  

      “The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking, and thus we drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.” – Einstein (1946)

      by Earth Ling on Tue May 17, 2011 at 08:29:45 PM PDT

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    •  The permanance of nuclear waste is overblown (0+ / 0-)

      While the half-life of nuclear waste is, indeed, a long time.  The volume is relatively small and much easier to manage than other dangerous industrial wastes.  There's also a reasonable chance that the next couple hundred years of technology will improve our ability to work with it.  We've learned a lot since 1800, I suspect we'll look pretty primative to the people of 2200.

      The thing about half-life is that radioactive materials have one.  We routinely put lead and other heavy metals into the enviornment that are forever.  Elements have no half life.

      And, of course, the promise of Thorium is that it is much safer than Uranium -- which in spite of Chernobyl and Fukushima is still safer than the massive damage caused by burning coal and oil.

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