quote: But, as one of Greenpeace spokes people once put it:"We don't like coal and gas because they polute, we don't like nuclear because of waste, we don't like wind because it kills birds and spoils the view and we don't like sollar because it takes up the land"
quote: Problem is those "most extreme incarnations" are the ones running Greepeace, The Sierra Club, Earth First, and all the other environmental organizations. They're not just nutjobs...they're the leaders of the movement.
quote: You mean it drains their credibility with you. You do not sympathize with their cause to begin with and they're not trying to change your mind and, of course, they are not trying to please you either.
quote: Really, the problem with that strategy is that it drains all the credibility of these organizations amongst "thinking" people. The global warming debacle is an excellent example of this.
quote: Over five decades and thousands of reactor-years later, not one person has ever been harmed by commercial power generation.
quote: In a letter accompanying the article, the Columbia University researchers who initially analyzed the cancer data disagreed sharply with Wing's conclusions and labeled the new study "tendentious and unbalanced."
quote: Energy production is always 'potentially' dangerous.
quote: Sorry if this sounds really obvious, but I'm tired and for some reason everybody here seems to be forgetting how scary radioactivity is
quote: My tap water at my house probably has a similar level of radioactivity, i.e., practically none.
quote: Tokyo Electric Power Co. said radioactive water leaked from its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa power plant in Niigata. About 1.5 liters (0.4 gallons) of water leaked from a container of used fuels, entering into a pipe that flushed it with other water into the ocean, the company said on its Web site.
quote: "What's 317 gallons of radioactive water between friends?"
quote: At the level released, they could have spilled a billion times as much, without any risk to the public.
quote: the fact is eating one banana would give you a larger radioactive dose than what happened at this plant
quote: when did I say I expected a cover-up in this case?
quote: Having the ability to quickly assess the situation at a nuclear power plant after an earthquake is part of basic safety protocols
quote: You said its "clear" the information was being "managed". That means things are being held back.
quote: "it is clear that information was held back
quote: You think they just noticed on Tuesday that the drums fell over?
quote: Why do you think he would make statements like that?
quote: "Then on Tuesday, a TEPCO official told a news conference that about 100 of the 22,000 drums containing nuclear waste at a warehouse had fallen over and "several" lost their lids."
quote: It's going to be sitting there reminding everyone for the next 900 years plus before the region is even inhabitable again.
quote: It's just that no matter what that potential and example of what a total catastrophic failure CAN do are far more extreme than what any other disaster scenario involves.
quote: The exclusion zone is still very much a dangerous place to be. Nor is it inhabitable
quote: Good thing masher told us that only a "tiny amount" of "mildly" radioactive fluid was leaked - hey, as long as its only "mildly" radioactive, all is good
quote: hey, as long as its only "mildly" radioactive, all is good. Especially since it apparently went thru the sewer system into the ocean
quote: Not further than I can throw their CEO.
quote: or 1/10,00,000 of what is generated from a single dental x-ray.