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Shut Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant which is near to two fault lines.
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by Annie, Charleston Meadows,
on Mar 15, 2011
I am pro-nuclear except when the plant is in seismically active areas.
Diablo Canyon Power Plant is an electricity-generating nuclear power plant at Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo County, California
We are all going to be in a similar position to Japan should a big enough earthquake strke here. If the maintenance of gas lines is anything to go buy when an earthquake of 7.5 or above strikes we would all be in a bad way. We should lobby our state gov to get this nuclear power plant closed down.
Posted by Nucular
a resident of Menlo Park
on Mar 30, 2011 at 10:43 am
to the three pro-nukes: Sharon Walter Greg
I offered you an answer ("see Germany") but you had a snit and said the question was directed at the anon's. Your post Mar 27, 2011 at 2:46 pm, and my response above it)
You continue with the title "alarmists" which is about as flattering as my referring to you and Walter as "flat-earthers" when it comes to renewables, I suppose. Well, anyway, what's to be alarmed about? Just because when nukes go bad, is it any worse than a solar plant blowing up? Golly:
"As workers at Japan's crippled nuclear plant piled up sandbags and readied emergency storage tanks on Tuesday to stop a fresh leak of highly contaminated water from reaching the ocean..."
Yeah. Great planning. Fire trucks used to spray sea water on reactor cores and holding ponds. Poking holes in buildings to vent hydrogen. 90,000 lbs of dried salt they can't remove.
Now, they're down to sandbags. SANDBAGS?!?!?!?
Sure, sweetheart, that was ALL in the safety manual! Nothing to see here, just move on. Nothing to be afraid of.
"Poverty is bad for children. Nuclear energy saves children, by the tens-of-millions, every year."
Again: is the fourth largest economy in the world committing their kids to poverty? Germany is phasing out nukes, has tripled their renewables, etc..
Greg: this thread is about DC, yet you keep making it global. Do you support the rubber stamping of Diablo Canyon re-licensing?
"As a parallel, if you buy a licensed aircraft built 50 years ago you can be sure that every essential safety upgrade has been accomplished. If you buy a ten year old car, all bets are off."
Nice parallel <snark>: we spent a billion to upgrade DC after finding the faults. DC is old technology that even the pro-nukes above do not support. Given all the other factors, a back up that didn't work for 18 months, located on multiple faults, on the ocean, WHY ON EARTH would you consider re-licensing it, given what we know now, as opposed to looking at alternatives?
In your scaremongering, you forgot your usual "deaths by HIV" part of the rant.
You're absolutely bat**** crazy about claims about Germany. Prove it. Links, please.
Your FALSEHOOD: "Solar power in UK and Germany has been a disaster and a tax boondoggle --- because it rains and is overcast most of the year in N Europe."
Wrong. Again, prove it.
Amazingly, Sharon, YOU actually stumbled on something. If cloudy Germany can make solar work, and they HAVE made it work - see below, why can't sunny California? Is it that the "conservatives" are too afraid of ticking off GE? I don't get it. GE is such a patriotic American company. Except for the occasional nuke blowing up.
And moving jobs overseas.
And not paying any US taxes on billions in profits.
But other than that, a great American company, eh?
Anyway, Sharon, you might be on to another thing: Solar has been TOO successful in cloudy Germany, according to one cynic...
"Relying too heavily on solar power could overload the power grid, a German energy expert has warned.
The move to push people into installing rooftop solar panels has been hugely successful in Germany with citizens encouraged to fit the panels and then sell any surplus power back to the national grid. Web Link"
Sharon: you post blatantly false claims without any attempt at proof.
Again: "...installing rooftop solar panels has been hugely successful in Germany..."
Sharon, Walter and Greg: What are you afraid of? Why do you think America can't compete in new energy production and ideas? Why don't you believe that our great country can do better than other countries?
Why have you lost faith in American technology and ingenuity?
Sail forward, flat earthers! I swear, you won't fall off the edge. Believe in this great country!
Let's invest in new energy, build great infrastructure that serves our kids AND grandchildren, and powers America forward! Let's build our way out of the Great Recession, much the way we built our way out of the Great Depression, with projects like the phenomenal Hoover Dam, the TVA, and more.
I believe America is better than Germany. Why don't you?
You are such alarmists.