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Old 03-29-2011, 08:50 PM   #75
David Orange
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Re: The fact that you believe a nuclear plant can explode....

David Orange wrote: What I see as your big mistake is to drastically overstate the pollution of photovoltaic manufacture and to drastically minimize the toxicity and scale of the nuclear waste problem.

Katherine Derbyshire wrote: View Post
And yours is to drastically overstate the negative effects of nuclear power while completely ignoring the costs of renewables.
No, I haven't "completely ignored" the costs or the pollution from renewables, but there's just no comparison to the negative effects of nuclear power. There are about 150,000 people around Fukushima right now who can't go back to their own homes strictly because of the nuclear carelessness and underestimation of the dangers.

Katherine Derbyshire wrote: View Post
The problem is that the real world alternative to nuclear isn't solar and wind, it's coal and natural gas.
Well, that's strictly because there has been no subsidy of solar on the scale we've seen for nuclear. If solar had received 10% of the subsidies given to nuclear over the past 50 years, solar would be far more advanced than it is now.

And the only reason this hasn't been done is, again, the fat cats can control the access to nuclear-generated power and they cannot monopolize the sun. So they tell us that solar is impractical and beat that drum so hard that people vote against their own best interests, again and again, and we have a nuclear-dominated world instead of solar-dominated.

"That which has no substance can enter where there is no room."
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