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(Denver Post)   America will have its first uranium mill in 30 years built by a Canadian energy company that pinky swears to regulate themselves   (denverpost.com) divider line 67
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2013-07-27 02:16:56 PM
The Colorado health department is accepting public input on a Toronto-based energy company's plan to build what would be the first new uranium mill in the United States in more than 30 years.

www.canadaka.net

If Toronto can build a giant olive stuck on a gargantuan toothpick, we can definitely build a uranium whatchamajigger.
 
2013-07-27 02:28:28 PM
Canadians love regulations compared to Americans . So don't you worry your pretty little head .
 
2013-07-27 02:41:17 PM
Canadian Mounties vs Atomic Invaders 2: The Tables Have Turned

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-07-27 04:16:02 PM
and?
 
2013-07-27 04:19:06 PM
Maybe next we can bring in a french nuclear materials reprocessor.
 
2013-07-27 04:19:36 PM
Hey if its not in Canada.... What regulations?


/Bwahahahhahahhahhahahhahha
 
2013-07-27 04:20:35 PM
LordOfThePings:

Canadian Mounties vs Atomic Invaders 2: The Tables Have Turned

upload.wikimedia.org


It's entirely possible I'm wrong, but when you look through the credits and then look at the row of people along the bottom of the poster... Which one is your first guess as "Pierre?"
 
2013-07-27 04:23:12 PM
Kumana Wanalia:

Maybe next we can bring in a french nuclear materials reprocessor.

It'd certainly be economical. Sell any waste to the Russians and anything useful to the Japanese.
 
2013-07-27 04:25:53 PM
Are you pondering what I'm pondering?
 
2013-07-27 04:26:15 PM
This is the type of thing that should only be entrusted to Texans.
 
2013-07-27 04:29:02 PM
I've plenty of episodes of Holmes on Homes, I have confidence Canadians can flat out build good stuff.
 
2013-07-27 04:29:40 PM
As long as they don't pollute the water who cares if Colorado wants to free market themselves into tumor central.

/don't screw up LA's water
 
2013-07-27 04:29:59 PM

buckeyebrain: Are you pondering what I'm pondering?


A preponderance of spondylitis on the Ponderosa?
 
2013-07-27 04:30:48 PM

here to help: This is the type of thing that should only be entrusted to Texans.


businessisbooming.jpeg
 
2013-07-27 04:32:57 PM
Hey, the headquarters are right beside Conrad Black's old stomping grounds.  I've sent and received packages at that UPS office.
 
2013-07-27 04:33:09 PM

buckeyebrain: Are you pondering what I'm pondering?


Yes, Brain, but where are we going to find rubber pants in our size?
 
2013-07-27 04:33:49 PM
RTFA.
Subby is trolling.
 
2013-07-27 04:34:05 PM

maxheck: LordOfThePings:

Canadian Mounties vs Atomic Invaders 2: The Tables Have Turned

upload.wikimedia.org

It's entirely possible I'm wrong, but when you look through the credits and then look at the row of people along the bottom of the poster... Which one is your first guess as "Pierre?"


Far right?
 
2013-07-27 04:34:33 PM
It would be pretty easy to check the company's credentials since I seem to remember that it's built nuclear reactors for other countries for quite a while (I think France recently).
Also nowhere in the article do I see anything about self-regulation, so presumably the US's Nuclear Regulatory Commission would have agents both double checking the plans and on site during construction to ensure everything is "up to code" so to speak.
 
2013-07-27 04:34:46 PM
Conservatives own energy related companies.   There are chances that there may be a conservative in Canada somewhere.  Good chance they would work for this company and hate regulation.
 
2013-07-27 04:38:43 PM

Malky: businessisbooming.jpeg


Oh the conservative crying over that comic was DELICIOUS.

"B-b-but people DIED!"

Yeah, because of YOU!

Convenient how it's never the right time to discuss their policies when those policies incur the ultimate cost... loss of human life.
 
2013-07-27 04:40:28 PM

sithon: Canadians love regulations compared to Americans . So don't you worry your pretty little head .


This is the first time I have ever seen you post.

Thank you.

You know what you did.

;-)
 
2013-07-27 04:40:59 PM
Most liberals and activists now favor nuclear energy. - it's come a long way baby... Also how is the US going to have competent regulators when the tech is a half century ahead of what we are doing here?
 
2013-07-27 04:41:39 PM
Yeah, because Canadian energy companies are totally known for evading regulations and ruining their environment.

Great headline, dumbmitter.
 
2013-07-27 04:42:55 PM

Ishkur: Yeah, because Canadian energy companies are totally known for evading regulations and ruining their environment.

Great headline, dumbmitter.


Uh... about that...
 
2013-07-27 04:52:50 PM
I'll take a Canadian pinky swear over the regulations of a red state any day.
 
2013-07-27 04:53:25 PM
Isn't Canadian nuclear power some of the safest in the world?
 
2013-07-27 04:53:27 PM

Ishkur: Yeah, because Canadian energy companies are totally known for evading regulations and ruining their environment.

Great headline, dumbmitter.


http://o.canada.com/2013/07/25/oil-spill-alberta-underground/

Bitumen had been leaking in multiple spots for several months, and they only kinda got around to reporting it this week.

So, yeah.
 
2013-07-27 04:53:35 PM
(and yes, I know Colorado is purple, but there's still a lot of derp in them thar hills)
 
2013-07-27 04:55:10 PM
NateAsbestos:

maxheck: LordOfThePings:

Canadian Mounties vs Atomic Invaders 2: The Tables Have Turned

upload.wikimedia.org

It's entirely possible I'm wrong, but when you look through the credits and then look at the row of people along the bottom of the poster... Which one is your first guess as "Pierre?"

Far right?


I was thinking fur-trapping beardy guy, but Snidely Whiplash works as well...
 
2013-07-27 04:56:46 PM
ermagehrd, uranium! Why don't we just, like, use natural sources like wind and solar? We can just ration everyone's electricity consumption. You can use your microwave for 30 seconds a day and keep one LED lightbulb in your house.
 
2013-07-27 04:59:28 PM

Albino Squid: Bitumen had been leaking in multiple spots for several months, and they only kinda got around to reporting it this week.


Texas North isn't really Canada.
 
2013-07-27 05:01:15 PM
indylaw:

ermagehrd, uranium! Why don't we just, like, use natural sources like wind and solar? We can just ration everyone's electricity consumption. You can use your microwave for 30 seconds a day and keep one LED lightbulb in your house.

This is what indylaw actually believes.
 
2013-07-27 05:06:09 PM
Allahu akhbar!  Where does a brother apply?

snappedshot.com

/I'm so sorry
 
2013-07-27 05:07:31 PM

Ishkur: Albino Squid: Bitumen had been leaking in multiple spots for several months, and they only kinda got around to reporting it this week.

Texas North isn't really Canada.


I found it easier to tell myself when all they had was their comically out-sized self-regard and a lovely little fringe party, led by a guy who sounded like a parrot in heat. Now that they run the bloody country, I can't pretend them away anymore, dammit.
 
2013-07-27 05:08:18 PM
Uranium mill?
So...Wonder Bread is making a comeback?
 
2013-07-27 05:12:11 PM

Your_Huckleberry: I've plenty of episodes of Holmes on Homes, I have confidence Canadians can flat out build good stuff.


You came to the wrong conclusion. While Mike is Canadian, he comes to FIX the homes that the crappy builders built in the first place. Those builders were most likely Canadian. The proper conclusion is that Canadians can either fix things well or do it the second time well.
 
2013-07-27 05:14:06 PM

LordOfThePings: Canadian Mounties vs Atomic Invaders 2: The Tables Have Turned

[upload.wikimedia.org image 390x550]


If I wasn't already drunk there'd be a shop in there somewhere.
 
2013-07-27 05:17:01 PM

RobertBruce: Isn't Canadian nuclear power some of the safest in the world?


And even if it was, this is a mine not a power plant. How is there mining industry on safety and environment?
 
2013-07-27 05:18:00 PM

doyner: (and yes, I know Colorado is purple, but there's still a lot of derp in them thar hills)


It's not the hills that provide the derp, it's mostly El Paso County (Colorado Springs).
 
2013-07-27 05:25:42 PM

Benjimin_Dover: Your_Huckleberry: I've plenty of episodes of Holmes on Homes, I have confidence Canadians can flat out build good stuff.

You came to the wrong conclusion. While Mike is Canadian, he comes to FIX the homes that the crappy builders built in the first place. Those builders were most likely Canadian. The proper conclusion is that Canadians can either fix things well or do it the second time well.


Give us a break. It's not like we can just go to Home Depot and hire a bunch of Mexicans like you guys can.
 
2013-07-27 05:40:45 PM

RobertBruce: Isn't Canadian nuclear power some of the safest in the world?


They use natural levels of uranium in their reactor designs (i.e. its not enriched), and they can refuel during normal operations (no shutting down every 2 years to refuel the core).
 
2013-07-27 05:42:45 PM
Thank jeebus it's not an American company.  I'm American.

I've heard good things about BMO Harris.  I hope the Canadians launch a full out acquisition assault on the U.S. banking industry next.
 
2013-07-27 05:44:36 PM

Benjimin_Dover: RobertBruce: Isn't Canadian nuclear power some of the safest in the world?

And even if it was, this is a mine not a power plant. How is there mining industry on safety and environment?


Western mining operations are generally safer than mining operations in other regions (compare US coal mining deaths per year to China), but its still a very dangerous job.  Regardless of the amount of safety and regulation you do, there is still an inherent risk.  However, they also have the option of potentially mining using an in situ leeching method, which carries less personnel risk, but can have other side effects if you accidentally contaminate a water table with leeching chemicals.
 
F42
2013-07-27 05:48:32 PM
beaconnews.ca

www.thestar.com
 
2013-07-27 06:07:46 PM
Yah... what does Canada know about uranium... you know, aside from being the world's largest uranium producer.
 
2013-07-27 06:08:29 PM
Why the fark are we still using uranium reactors?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-07-27 06:09:30 PM

the_chief: Why the fark are we still using uranium reactors?


Because that's what we built, and that's all there were at the time.  It's all there are now come to think of it.
 
2013-07-27 06:10:25 PM

vpb: the_chief: Why the fark are we still using uranium reactors?

Because that's what we built, and that's all there were at the time.  It's all there are now come to think of it.


Thorium.
 
2013-07-27 06:15:24 PM
You know, the ignorance of certain Americans is breathtaking.  Canada has been supplying the US with uranium since the Manhattan project.  When you nuke Japan with Canadian uranium, you'd think people might realize that Canada is a major uranium producer.
 
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