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From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: eer
Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2002 18:35:44 +0100
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2002 19:08:10 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that John Larkin wrote (in ) about 'eer', on Sat, 26 Oct 2002:
>Yup. A few brave souls in the environmental movement have said, very
>quietly, that nuclear power might be the most environmentally safe way
>to generate electricity, and have been promptly screamed at by the
Orthodox: adj. - sound in doctrine
Bit of a paradox there. (;-)
>With sound, standardized, fail-safe reactor designs and
>competent management, nukes are very clean and very safe. Think about
>how many coal miners and roughnecks die every year, versus how many
>are killed in reactor accidents (not to mention the legion who die
>falling off their roofs cleaning solar panels). The disposal issue has
>a simple (but politically dicey) answer: mid-ocean subduction zones.
H'mmm; dicey also because subduction zones are near where the strange
life around abyssal vents occurs. I don't think we want to encourage any
of that to mutate; you never know what might evolve. (Think 'Loch
But the stories about having to keep nyoocler waste for ten thousand
years are nonsense; long before then we will have found out how to
process everything back to Fe56 or something equally benign.
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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