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  • stilettoheels41 stilettoheels41 Oct 13, 2012 3:15 PM Flag

    Japan's Energy Alternatives

    Uranium is like the gift that just keeps on giving. I single KG (2.2 lbs.) of Uranium fuel is said to equal between 1000 and 2000 tons of coal, depending on the type and quality of the coal. The UK's biggest powerstation is 4GW and uses 36,000 tons of coal/day. There is no comparison in green house emission releases between the two types of energy production. The USA has 104 nuclear power plants currently in full operation with no problems whatsoever with the exception of 3 Mile Island. Three mile island was an absolutely avoidable accident due to human error and disregarding safety regulations that were in place, (but ignored during a cleaning operation). When the day shift crew came on line, they spotted the problem immediately, but it was too late. Even though the reactor had been scramed, there still was a release, but our reactors all have containment chambers unlike the Chernobyl reactor. The USA has never used a nuclear reactor similar to the one operated at Chernobyl, which used graphite for an inhibitor and was designed to allow individual replacement of fuel rods to create an assembly line creating plutonium for nukes. Reactors are getting safer and safer. Liberals on the other hand are becoming increasingly unstable.

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