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(Economist)   Soviet-era bombs, chemical agents and munitions dumped on the bottom of the Baltic Sea over decades has created a mess more scary than 10 busted Japanese reactors, and no one is paying attention   (economist.com) divider line 7
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2013-11-22 11:17:26 AM
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THE GREAT NAME: I hope user Hand Banana is happy in his echo chamber of nuclear energy denialism.


What is that even supposed to mean?

Are you trolling or just stupid.
2013-11-22 09:12:47 AM
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Hand Banana: It's a mess but not even remotely as scary as Fukushima. We're all screwed at this point anyway, last one out get the lights.

http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=WiBVBdM77s4


The video does not name all its talking heads, but of the ones it does name:

Helen Caldecott - anti-nuclear activist
Kevin Kamps - anti-nuclear activist
Paul Gunter - anti-nuclear activist
Arnold Gunderson - an interesting one: he worked in the nuclear industry, got fired, and is now in the pay of anti-nuclear activist organisations.

I'm pretty sure the other people being (uncritically) interviewed will also turn out to be in the pay of the anti-nuclear lobby. Note that these people do not supply evidence for their claims which are conveniently forward looking and unverifiable. The animation near the end, showing the pacific turning red, is based on modelling, NOT measurement.

I hope user Hand Banana is happy in his echo chamber of nuclear energy denialism.
2013-11-22 10:40:11 AM
1 votes:

MrSteve007: THE GREAT NAME: nekom: THE GREAT NAME: That's because nuclear power deniers can only point and screech at one thing at a time.

Deniers?  Did you mean opponents?  Because I'm pretty sure even those who oppose it don't claim that it does not even exist.

Deniers because they seek to deny the world the benefits of cheap, plentiful energy.

lol, that claim sailed off on its own accord long, long ago. There's nothing about nuclear power that is cheap, except for magical, commercially unproven technologies.

If it's so cheap, care to explain why the industry requires fully government backed loan guarantees, and dramatically reduced liability requirements? Also, why is it that the private bond market won't touch nuclear with a 20-foot lead pole?

Financially, modern nuclear is a losing proposition, which is why plans for new plants are being scrapped faster than you can say, "Yucca Mountain."


It would be cheaper if:
1/ Nuclear power deniers didn't keep demanding more and more expensive safety measures that are out of proportion ot the risk and
2/ Enough plants were built to pay for the cost of research training etc, which they would be if nuclear power deniers stopped lobbying governments to stop building them.

It is nuclear power deniers who drive up the prices with their lobbying.

Ivo Shandor: Hand Banana: It's a mess but not even remotely as scary as Fukushima. We're all screwed at this point anyway, last one out get the lights.

EVERYBODY PANIC!!!
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Nuclear power deniers don't want you to know this inconvenient truth.
2013-11-22 09:20:19 AM
1 votes:
b.vimeocdn.com: it can't be that bad, unlike profit obsessed West, Soviets care about people and their environment
2013-11-22 09:10:50 AM
1 votes:

lifeboat: Ftfa:

One possible explanation is that the Soviets had a fairly care-free attitude to where they dumped the weapons

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I would have gone with:

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2013-11-22 08:13:29 AM
1 votes:
It's a mess but not even remotely as scary as Fukushima. We're all screwed at this point anyway, last one out get the lights.

http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=WiBVBdM77s4
2013-11-22 08:12:35 AM
1 votes:
Wouldn't any fish that ingested mustard gas kind of...die right there? It's not like they'd carry it around with them for very long, I'd think.
 
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