To "Screwdriver" the UofU reactor is a lot more powerful than the
hospital nuclear medicine. It is a 2 MegaWatt reactor. That is enough power
for up to 2000 homes.You are wrong about private insurance.
According to the NRC, "Under existing policy, owners of nuclear power plants
pay a premium each year for $375 million in private insurance for offsite
liability coverage for each reactor unit."It seems that they can
"get insurance not backed by the federal government."
UoU's experiments have nothing to do with the price of rice in china
either.It just shows how far you're willing to stretch an
argument. A lot of hospitals practice nuclear medicine, it has
nothing to do with the conversation of nuclear power either.Chernoble does. There are new designs that may be safe enough. The
proof is if they can get insurance not backed by the federal government. I
don't have a problem with equal subsidies to solar but not more in the form
of blanket loss and damage coverage by the government.
To "Screwdriver" I said nuclear reactor, not nuclear power plant. The U
of U has a fully functional nuclear reactor operating on its campus. If nuclear
power is so evil and will cause so many problems, why is it that there are no
problems in the area around the U of U reactor?
The Zion Nuclear Power Station hasn't been operated in 15 years after a
series of operational blunders Redshirt. All the fuel was removed
from the reactor and placed in on site storage. Go measure over there.
To "Pagan" if nuclear power was as hazardous as your ilk claims, why is
it that Salt Lake City doesn't have a problem with it??? They have a
nuclear reactor operating just outside downtown that has less radiation directly
above the reactor chamber than you can measure outside on a clear day.
Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment is ideologically -- not scientifically
-- opposed to mining, fossil fuels, and nuclear power. They push their
environmental extreme agenda even though the facts don't support it.
Their heavy handed government prescriptions will further damage our economy,
raise prices, cost jobs, and erode our freedom, all while providing little or no
provable health benefit.
I still say we're missing a great opportunity in trying to keep radioactive
waste out of Utah.Send it here from all over the world and spread it
out.Then, think of all the money we will save on our electric bills
when the entire state glows in the dark!
You have to convince banks to the average conservative Utah'n that will go
along with it if the radio says so.I don't have a problem with
nuke power as long as it's not the older type technology that can't
finance it's self and relies on heavy subsidies and government guarantees
to clean up whatever messes are ever made. Utah just decided not to
have a nuclear waste site. What makes you think you can get Utah'ns to go
along with reactors? But I wish you luck.For the average joe just
put solar panels on your house, it's cheaper electricity than any utility.
The reason they say solar is too expensive is that THEY have to buy land to do
it and THEY can't make much money on it and the government can't
figure out how to tax sunlight. Mine are working great, and paid for them selves
completely. Now I'm just getting free power.
If Nuclear power was 'no big deal'...why did Energy
Solutions bury radioactive waste even they acknowledged would get
'hotter' and more radioactive with time in Utah...that was