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wolfdancer
03-24-2011, 08:30 PM
I was reading up on the half life of nuclear waste.....
and came across this:
Due to historic activities typically related to radium industry, uranium mining, and military programs, there are numerous sites that contain or are contaminated with radioactivity. In the United States alone, the Department of Energy states there are "millions of gallons of radioactive waste" as well as "thousands of tons of spent nuclear fuel and material" and also "huge quantities of contaminated soil and water."[10] Despite copious quantities of waste, the DOE has stated a goal of cleaning all presently contaminated sites successfully by 2025.[10] The Fernald, Ohio site for example had "31 million pounds of uranium product", "2.5 billion pounds of waste", "2.75 million cubic yards of contaminated soil and debris", and a "223 acre portion of the underlying Great Miami Aquifer had uranium levels above drinking standards."[10] The United States has at least 108 sites designated as areas that are contaminated and unusable, sometimes many thousands of acres.[10][11] DOE wishes to clean or mitigate many or all by 2025, however the task can be difficult and it acknowledges that some may never be completely remediated. In just one of these 108 larger designations, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, there were for example at least "167 known contaminant release sites" in one of the three subdivisions of the 37,000-acre (150 km2) site.[10] Some of the U.S. sites were smaller in nature, however, cleanup issues were simpler to address, and DOE has successfully completed cleanup, or at least closure, of several sites.[10]

It is a common misconception that nuclear waste has to be stored in a cave after its 20-year decommissioning process.
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Soflasnapper
03-24-2011, 08:39 PM
Thank God there is zero chance that an earthquake, a tornado or hurricane, a tsunami or other act of God, or terrorism, would ever occur to spread these caches around to contaminate still greater areas to uninhabitable levels of radiation.

Oh, wait.

Gayle in MD
03-25-2011, 04:48 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Thank God there is zero chance that an earthquake, a tornado or hurricane, a tsunami or other act of God, or terrorism, would ever occur to spread these caches around to contaminate still greater areas to uninhabitable levels of radiation.

Oh, wait. </div></div>

It does amount to killing parts of the earth.

IMHO, Nuclear Power, is too risky. The potential destruction, alone, is reason enough to shut them all down, clean them up, as though they were never there, and increase research and development of safer ways to produce energy.

Even just trying to imagine what it would entail, to try to shut them down, and clean it all up, is mind blowing.

When I think of how many of them there are round the world,.....

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">As of 2004, nuclear power provided 6.5% of the world's energy and 15.7% of the world's electricity, with the U.S., France, and Japan together accounting for 57% of all nuclear generated electricity. As of 2007, the IAEA reported there are 439 nuclear power reactors in operation in the world, operating in 31 different countries.
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Then, when I consider the threats of terrorism, and the increasingly radical weather disasters, from climate change, and that impact on the safety of using NPP's, ....mind boggling, even just trying to imagine how to clean up the mess that has already been created.

G.

cushioncrawler
03-25-2011, 05:08 AM
Green energy iz cheaper.

Heres an idea. We ferret away radioaktiv waste in the GOP member's and supporter's arseholes. And CEO's. And Krappynomicysts.
One slug per $$ of inkum per yr.
This would change theusofa arsenal problem and it would bekum someone else's arsehole problem.
mac.

Gayle in MD
03-25-2011, 05:12 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: cushioncrawler</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Green energy iz cheaper.

Heres an idea. We ferret away radioaktiv waste in the GOP member's and supporter's arseholes. And CEO's. And Krappynomicysts.
One slug per $$ of inkum per yr.
This would change theusofa arsenal problem and it would bekum someone else's arsehole problem.
mac. </div></div>

/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif Now you're talking!~ LOL...

LWW
03-25-2011, 05:17 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Thank God there is zero chance that an earthquake, a tornado or hurricane, a tsunami or other act of God, or terrorism, would ever occur to spread these caches around to contaminate still greater areas to uninhabitable levels of radiation.

Oh, wait. </div></div>

I agree.

Let's go back to stripping the forests bare for firewood and using coal for electricity.

In just a few years we could blacken the skies to the point nearly no sunlight could enter.

We could probably lower the Earth's temperature back to the little ice age levels.

Better yet ... let's stop driving car's also and have 9 ft piles of horse shiite piled at every street intersection.

That alone would probably shorten the human lifespan considerably ... thus saving Gaia.

pooltchr
03-25-2011, 05:55 AM
She is against nuclear, natural gas, oil, and coal. If she had her way, she would move us back to the stone ages.
Of course, she has no problem using her electricity in her home, or taking a hot shower thanks to natural gas, or filling the tank of her car or boat with gasoline.

I guess she thinks wind power is the only way to go. And considering the amount of hot air she generates, I can almost see her point!

Steve