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MY RETURN
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Re: Radiation.

cyberpainter wrote:
Long article, worth reading if you're concerned about nuclear safety.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43475479/ns/us_news-environment/

Radioactive tritium leaks found at 48 US nuke sites

'You got pipes that have been buried underground for 30 or 40 years, and they've never been inspected,' whistleblower says

BRACEVILLE, Ill. — Radioactive tritium has leaked from three-quarters of U.S. commercial nuclear power sites, often into groundwater from corroded, buried piping, an Associated Press investigation shows.

The number and severity of the leaks has been escalating, even as federal regulators extend the licenses of more and more reactors across the nation...



Cyber, stop trying to talk about serious stuff. Everyone and the media knows that Anthony Weiner is a bigger threat.

Jun 22, 2011, 02:30


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cyberpainter
cyberpainter
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Re: Radiation.

MY RETURN wrote:
cyberpainter wrote:
Long article, worth reading if you're concerned about nuclear safety.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43475479/ns/us_news-environment/

Radioactive tritium leaks found at 48 US nuke sites

'You got pipes that have been buried underground for 30 or 40 years, and they've never been inspected,' whistleblower says

BRACEVILLE, Ill. — Radioactive tritium has leaked from three-quarters of U.S. commercial nuclear power sites, often into groundwater from corroded, buried piping, an Associated Press investigation shows.

The number and severity of the leaks has been escalating, even as federal regulators extend the licenses of more and more reactors across the nation...



Cyber, stop trying to talk about serious stuff. Everyone and the media knows that Anthony Weiner is a bigger threat.



Har har.

Jun 22, 2011, 04:06


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jauntymonty
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Re: gerbil power

Currently under development, micro-nuclear reactors are the next step in that technology. Not unlike the small nuclear reactors that have been used in nuclear submarines since the 1950s, these units will reportedly be safer and more reliable than the current behemoths being used . Roughly the size of a van these little power plants will each provide power for a city block(s) or a sub-division. Fuel rods, which can overheat and require extensive and constant cooling, are not used. The power creating process relies on reactions between the isotopes within the unit. The micro-reactors are factory sealed and will only require maintenance once every 10 years. I’m not trying to sell this! Just read about it. I would prefer a total reliance on solar, wind and water, but I’ve got a feeling that the micro-nukes are going to proliferate. Funny replies are welcome as always. The tremendous and destructive power of the oceans should be further harnessed to produce electricity with giant underwater turbines. Improvements are being made on the power generating capacity of photovoltaic cells, but as of now too much surface area of solar arrays is needed to efficiently power significant corresponding areas of grid. Solar is good for residential now, but to commercially viable the solar cells need provide more capacity. The concept of producing electricity is so simple. All you need is something to rotate. That could be anything from a gerbil in a cage, a turntable playing your favorite song to giant windmills and underwater turbines. Future conversation: “Yes, sir we have a gigawatt of gerbil power. Yes, sir we have them working in shifts.” “Alright, but keep it to 5 minutes a shift or we’ll have the humane society breathing down our necks!” “Are you using the authorized amount of cheeseramphetamines?”

A well deserved rest for a little speeder:


Jun 22, 2011, 20:05


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MY RETURN
1963 posts

Re: Radiation.

cyberpainter wrote:
MY RETURN wrote:
cyberpainter wrote:
Long article, worth reading if you're concerned about nuclear safety.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43475479/ns/us_news-environment/

Radioactive tritium leaks found at 48 US nuke sites

'You got pipes that have been buried underground for 30 or 40 years, and they've never been inspected,' whistleblower says

BRACEVILLE, Ill. — Radioactive tritium has leaked from three-quarters of U.S. commercial nuclear power sites, often into groundwater from corroded, buried piping, an Associated Press investigation shows.

The number and severity of the leaks has been escalating, even as federal regulators extend the licenses of more and more reactors across the nation...



Cyber, stop trying to talk about serious stuff. Everyone and the media knows that Anthony Weiner is a bigger threat.



Har har.


Seriously. I get what you're saying. Stuff is still going on in Japan. But, it's like people sit and wait for the bullshit. That's easier than taking action.

Jun 22, 2011, 20:25


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s_lush_s
s_lush_s
7383 posts

Re: gerbil power

AWESOME!!

Jun 23, 2011, 02:26


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cyberpainter
cyberpainter
5915 posts

Re: gerbil power

jauntymonty wrote:

The micro-reactors are factory sealed... >


Gee that's reassuring. :)

Jul 07, 2011, 03:59


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cyberpainter
cyberpainter
5915 posts

Re: Radiation.

Interesting interview. I believe him that the radiation levels are higher than they want to admit. Of course he's anti-nuke, but that doesn't make his geiger counter wrong.



Jul 07, 2011, 04:03


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s_lush_s
s_lush_s
7383 posts

Re: Radiation.

I have disassembled nuclear warheads flying overhead on planes in my town. I'm not worried about radiation

Jul 07, 2011, 04:16


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jauntymonty
jauntymonty
1623 posts

Re: gerbil power

Thanks.

Jul 07, 2011, 04:39


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Harold Bissonette
Harold Bissonette
2062 posts

Re: Radiation.

Grim viewing. "Nuclear power is inherently unsafe". We really must follow Germany's lead and phase out all nuclear power stations. Seriously.

Jul 07, 2011, 10:28

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