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  1. 16 Feb '10 20:14
    President Barack Obama has announced more than $8bn (£5bn) of federal loan guarantees to help build the first US nuclear power stations for 30 years.

    Two new plants are to be constructed in the state of Georgia by US electricity firm Southern Company.

    President Obama said the plants would be "safe and clean" and were needed to meet the country's future energy needs.

    There have been no new nuclear power plants built in the US since the 1979 accident at Three Mile Island.

    Full article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8518670.stm

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    Finally! Let this be an example to other industrialized nations so we can make the most of this clean and cheap source of electric power.
  2. Subscriber Wajoma
    Die Cheeseburger
    16 Feb '10 20:19
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    President Barack Obama has announced more than $8bn (£5bn) of federal loan guarantees to help build the first US nuclear power stations for 30 years.

    Two new plants are to be constructed in the state of Georgia by US electricity firm Southern Company.

    President Obama said the plants would be "safe and clean" and were needed to meet the country's f ...[text shortened]... ustrialized nations so we can make the most of this clean and cheap source of electric power.
    Bring it on, don't need the federal loans though, let business decide if it is viable, just don't stand in their way.
  3. 16 Feb '10 20:22
    Originally posted by Wajoma
    Bring it on, don't need the federal loans though, let business decide if it is viable, just don't stand in their way.
    coughenroncough
  4. 27 Feb '10 01:24
    Yet the sovereign nation of Iran cannot? Hmm...
  5. 27 Feb '10 14:03 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    President Barack Obama has announced more than $8bn (£5bn) of federal loan guarantees to help build the first US nuclear power stations for 30 years.

    Two new plants are to be constructed in the state of Georgia by US electricity firm Southern Company.

    President Obama said the plants would be "safe and clean" and were needed to meet the country's f ...[text shortened]... ustrialized nations so we can make the most of this clean and cheap source of electric power.
    I applaud the President for this action. Yes, Whodey is finally gving the President praise for something. However, only 2? Come on Mr. President, this is a drop in the bucket. We need many many more.

    So what have they come up with in terms of disposing of nuclear waste? Anything new?
  6. 27 Feb '10 14:05
    Originally posted by Jason Harrison
    Yet the sovereign nation of Iran cannot? Hmm...
    Yeah they really need nuclear power cause they hardly have any oil.
  7. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    27 Feb '10 14:07
    Originally posted by Jason Harrison
    Yet the sovereign nation of Iran cannot? Hmm...
    Nobody said Iran couldn't make nuclear power stations. Don't be illogical.
  8. 27 Feb '10 14:12
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Nobody said Iran couldn't make nuclear power stations. Don't be illogical.
    The idea of Iran building nuclear power stations didn't seem to nettle anybody in the 70's.

    http://www.globalnerdy.com/2008/08/22/even-the-shah-of-iran-has-done-a-celebrity-tech-endorsement/
  9. 27 Feb '10 14:37
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Nobody said Iran couldn't make nuclear power stations. Don't be illogical.
    Indeed. And just to make it fair, I think that Israel should start building them.
  10. 27 Feb '10 15:05
    Originally posted by Sam The Sham
    Yeah they really need nuclear power cause they hardly have any oil.
    If they use less oil to produce energy, they can sell it and make more money. Nuclear power is cheaper and cleaner, too.
  11. 28 Feb '10 06:23
    Originally posted by Jason Harrison
    Yet the sovereign nation of Iran cannot? Hmm...
    Weapons grade is a bit different.
  12. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    28 Feb '10 06:53
    Originally posted by Hugh Glass
    Weapons grade is a bit different.
    Let me know when Iran produces some.
  13. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    28 Feb '10 11:44
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    President Barack Obama has announced more than $8bn (£5bn) of federal loan guarantees to help build the first US nuclear power stations for 30 years.

    Two new plants are to be constructed in the state of Georgia by US electricity firm Southern Company.

    President Obama said the plants would be "safe and clean" and were needed to meet the country's f ...[text shortened]... ustrialized nations so we can make the most of this clean and cheap source of electric power.
    The people around Chernobyl are big fans of this "clean and cheap" way to boil water.
  14. 28 Feb '10 12:28 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    The people around Chernobyl are big fans of this "clean and cheap" way to boil water.
    Less than 100 deaths have been directly attributed to the Chernobyl disaster - several orders of magnitude less than the amount of deaths due to pollution from coal plants and exhaust fumes.

    But we all know the site is still super dangerous:

    There has been an ongoing scientific debate about the extent that flora and fauna of the zone were affected by the radioactive contamination that followed the accident. No scientifically documented cases of mutant deformity in animals of the zone were reported other than partial albinism in swallows.[1] There have been individual eyewitness reports of other animal mutations but no comprehensive statistical analysis has been completed to date. Some studies indicate that the radiation has had an adverse effect on birds in the area.[2]. The cloud of heavily polluted dust left the Red Forest (Rudyi Lis)—a strand of highly-irradiated pine wood near the plant, which was subsequently bulldozed.

    There have been reports that wildlife has flourished due to significant reduction of human impact.[3] For this reason, the zone is considered by some as a classic example of an involuntary park. Populations of traditional Polesian animals (like wolves, wild boar and Roe Deer), red deer, moose, and beaver have multiplied enormously and begun expanding outside the zone. The area also houses herds of European wisent and Przewalski's Horses released there after the accident. Even extremely rare lynx have appeared, and there are reports of tracks from brown bear, an animal not seen in the area for several centuries. Special game warden units are organized to protect and control them.

    The rivers and lakes of the zone pose a significant threat of spreading polluted silt during spring floods. They are systematically secured by dikes.
  15. 04 Mar '10 04:13
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Let me know when Iran produces some.
    You will know that they were close, when Israel whacks them. You'll see it on the news everywhere.

    At least the Nuc plants here will employe the best welders in the country,, lots of dough welding on nuc plants. :-)