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NGC4565
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 6:58:09 AM

Sooner or later it will dawn on everyone that unreliable sources like wind and solar power cannot supply all of our electricity needs. When that happens, nuclear power should be poised for a major comeback.
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335d1
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 6:42:59 AM

OK
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KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 5:21:02 AM

Nuclear power generation is always safe -- in theory.
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rodzilla123
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 4:04:23 AM

Great Plan, I can only hope it works out, But I know it is not of the Emperors list of Green Energy Sources. We already know Nuclear works better than Coal Fired, Natural Gas Fired or Diesel powered Generator Plants, is cheeper and longer lasting too, their fore it cant be a Renewable source of Money the the Backers and Bundelers for the Re-elect O'BACKSTABBER campaign that can make money from Failed Companies in the Green power industry while the Tax Paying Folks get dragged further into Debt. Only Progressive Socialists can think of devious plans such as they do. Had enough "Hope and Change Yet"?????
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Mark8601
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 4:00:58 AM

We don't need this now. Ain't gonna help USA any.
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SteveMartin
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 3:53:49 AM

k
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yelobus
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 3:52:53 AM

Excellent.
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JJ763
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 3:51:29 AM

Cool
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Bruno44
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 3:50:59 AM

Let westinghouse and their china allies pay for it.
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wendy1john32
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 3:49:36 AM

Hope it works. San Onofre's been having problems.
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 3:46:38 AM

ok
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CDMAuto
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 3:40:16 AM

If westinghouse has such a great deal let them pay for it
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CPGas1815
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 3:39:41 AM

I for one would not want to see a nuclear reactor reactor in my back yard.
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djgunrunner
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 3:38:08 AM

If westinghouse has such a great deal let them pay for it. We should all remember that obama is real good buddies with the owner of westinghouse. I could use a friend like that and would settle for just a couple of mil.
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MN1
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 3:25:52 AM

More subsidies, just what the US needs.
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Saturn93
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 3:23:01 AM

Does this mean that homeowners can operate their own nuclear reactor and sell the excess power back to the grid? Why does a huge company, like Westinghouse, need taxpayer funding to develop this technology? Since Pres. Carter outlawed reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel, who is going to handle all the waste from these reactors?
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LostToo
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 3:20:31 AM

What ever..... Between all the (DOE), (FOA), (SMR's). I lost track of what they are saying. I was always taught that if something is nasty, spell it. I think this is pretty nasty.
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GasFreeLeaf
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 3:15:00 AM

Same old question goes unanswered, where are you going to dump the waste?
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UseLessGasFolks
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 3:12:47 AM


I don't know....
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 3:12:46 AM

wow
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 3:12:08 AM

Ok.
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Scoutca
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 3:08:01 AM

We need to quit giving out federal subsidies to every tom, dick & Harry
out there who think they have a great idea. The US government has managed
to get into debt up to their eye balls!! Enough already!! Quit spending
money you don't have. We don't need the next 10 generations indebited to
the world!!
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 3:07:49 AM

good
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bart_reed
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 3:04:29 AM

New Technology.
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crashintuc34
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 2:51:38 AM

This country is in record debt but the subsidies keep on a flowing!!
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 2:48:53 AM

I again agree with gasper!
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gasper
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 2:46:56 AM

No more tax payers money let the inverters put this plan together and pay for it all.
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 2:44:02 AM

They are smart.
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 2:43:13 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 2:41:17 AM

LIKE THEY F'IN NEED IT
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themaninthehat
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 2:40:19 AM

Oh! So welfare is ok for the rich corporations, just not the working poor.
Dick Cheney would s,mile if he could.
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 2:36:45 AM

Usefull goal.
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 2:36:21 AM

licenses = taxes.....which are passed on to the consumer* thats u & me
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 2:31:53 AM

Good company.
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 2:26:49 AM

let them do it
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Retowered
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 2:20:49 AM

I would like to apply for some funding myself.
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hamdriver
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 2:17:57 AM

Get money
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 2:17:23 AM

OK
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bsg75
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 2:13:50 AM

Hope they're naquita based as opposed to naquadria.
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 2:09:36 AM

OK, assuming they can get this to work, who will buy it? Japan?
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 2:08:24 AM

I'd like to apply for some funding myself
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 2:05:13 AM

If the waste issues can be solved maybe this would be an economic growth issue. They could also use Thorium fuel to prevent the fuel from going into weapons grade uranium.
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 2:04:39 AM

marty mcfly to the rescue with the professor
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 2:02:58 AM

ok.
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 1:59:35 AM

Next step- Mr Fusion to power DeLoreans
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 1:56:53 AM

ok
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 1:56:10 AM


I can’t totally agree with GasMonc but he is on the right track. Keep going with research on nuclear power but it is a fact that all current technology creates long-term hazardous waste and is subject to catastrophic failure. When those two issues are overcome we can reconsider building more nukes.
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GasMonc
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 1:49:41 AM

Has anyone told these groups that Nuclear is absolutely a no go? It's the dirtiest energy there is. Nuclear is defunct. Old 20th century cold war era technology. It's not just that it is unsafe and ALL reactors can melt down and that it is so unsafe that any accident is a catastrophic accident, it's that you just can not dispose of the waste. It can not be disposed of and no one wants to babysit it. What's more is it is a financial boondoggle. You get 40 years of electricity if you are lucky with 160 years of maintenance and decommissioning costs. It just does not make any sense whatsoever.

[Edited by: GasMonc at 3/23/2012 1:50:24 AM EST]
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DirtDauber
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 1:47:35 AM

Great.
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Zonk
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 1:47:24 AM

Like I stated several months ago, obama's pals will reap the benefits from funding programs.
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 1:46:30 AM

Yay. A Flying DeLorean for everyone.
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