The memorial monument of selfishness
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21-10-2010, 03:10 PM
The memorial monument of selfishness
What the...? Greenpeace has mounted a ''memorial monument of selfishness'' in Helsinki, which contains the names of the parlamentarians who voted 'yes' for nuclear power and a text ''a group this small made the decision which will harm the next generations''.
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I don't get why nuclear power is such a big deal for them. When some anti-nuclear power people were protesting outside the visiting center of Olkiluoto, they were invited in to get to know how the nuclear power plants work, how a ''new TÅ¡ernobyl'' is practically impossible with modern plants and how the nuclear waste is stored deep to the basic rock, but they didn't want to know.
Just a few weeks ago they were blocking roads leading to Olkiluoto! Why aren't they that enthusiastic on coal plants.Huh
And with what would they replace 1/3 of the production of electricity in Finland? To replace nuclear power in Finland with wind power, aboutover 120thousand windmills would have to be built in windy places. And I don't think it could be replaced with hydroelectric plants either, dams in almost every river doesn't sound very realistic.

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21-10-2010, 04:08 PM
 
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(21-10-2010 03:10 PM)Kikko Wrote:  but they didn't want to know.

That line answers a lot of questions in many a thread on this site!
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22-10-2010, 06:59 AM
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I don't get the objections to nuclear power, either. To me, developing nuclear energy is smart energy policy. There are down sides to it, absolutely, but at this point I don't think they are even as great as those associated with burning coal, oil, etc.

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22-10-2010, 04:08 PM
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There was a group in Canada that researched nuclear fuel recycling. They boasted to recover 95% of the fuel. I saw this on the Discovery Channel a while back , but don't remember the group's name.

Still , nuclear fission is the way to go until the next big step , nuclear fusion.
I wish some green activists were more moderate - it would help their cause , and this planet's SOOOOOO much more Sad
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23-10-2010, 05:52 AM
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Quote:nuclear fusion.
If I haven't been dreaming, a prototype that might possibly reach the high temperature needed for profitable energy production is being built or supposed to be built in France.

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23-10-2010, 08:07 AM
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(23-10-2010 05:52 AM)Kikko Wrote:  
Quote:nuclear fusion.
If I haven't been dreaming, a prototype that might possibly reach the high temperature needed for profitable energy production is being built or supposed to be built in France.

Spot on , ITER(International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) is building the world's largest experimental fusion reactor in , Cadarache, France.

http://fusionforenergy.europa.eu/ (no pollutants Big Grin)
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