Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by -=Lurker=-, Mar 12, 2011.
70 miles from a nuke plant here
Because it gets exponentially more expensive every time you add on another little bit of safety, such as gold-plating the reactor walls as is done in Navy reactors.
gold plating? really? wow, thats gotta be expensive. :\
Your tax dollars at work. MSP had a point. Why not build inside a mountain with concrete/steel vaults? Fuck up, shut down the mountain.
Aargh.....why don't we just start sacrificing virgins to appease the sun so that we'll stop having shitty weather? They're called accidents because they're fucking accidents....that's science. They're terrible, obviously, but that's why they have their own word and don't have to share with 'super happy fun time'. The whole world (i.e., the United States in this example) doesn't need to re-evaluate the nuclear energy sitch we've got going on. Why can't our government compose one cohesive common sense idea? And why can't our media care more about INFORMING than shocking and entertaining?* I've had my fair share of rotten.com, and you know, the internet in general, and I would be totally ok with more positive stories (where they exist).
*I know why, but WHHHYYYY??
That time of the month huh?
failure cascade. Next? resonance cascade.
Hahaha, funny you should mention it, but that doesn't happen to everyone!!! It's more like 'that time of the last almost 25 years I've been alive' actually. It's like, really?? Can the world in general really be this lame?
My PMS-dar is pretty tuned after all these years.
You speak my mind a lot of the time. You're a keeper. Stick around.
yes, yes it can be. (see sig)
On Monday the 21st Im working all day outside in the rain at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro. Keep finding conflicting information. Is there really any danger that I'll be exposed to?
San Pedro has some tough gangs but nothing I'd worry too much about.
Or any geologically stable rock formation, deep under the bedrock. Of course, access to this area, and the ability to move huge parts like a reactor core into that formation, and the need to get the heat OUT of the enclosure without giving the radiation an avenue of escape, will all combine to make it prohibitively expensive.
As far as using gold shielding, that is 100% untrue. That would be cool, but extremely expensive.
We use poly (plastic), water, steel, and lead. Nothing too crazy, just enough of it strategically placed to work yet be as light as possible.
Looks like our only hope to make nuclear power as safe as possible would be to make them small, say the size of a toaster. Or, we could give up on power-for-profit and have community power plants. Everything local, no mega corporate involvement, utilizing whatever power production suits each particular area and circumstance. Did I mention not-for-profit?
Don't count on getting the real story from our elected officials and their cronies.
At least it hasn't happened yet: