Monday, November 24, 2014

We Should Do Better



Since this video was made, Yucca mountain was closed, 80% finished, and Fukushima surpassed Chernobyl as the worlds most devastating and ongoing nuclear disaster.

A learned friend of mine disagrees that Fukushima surpassed Chernobyl.  Of course I could be wrong.  I base this conclusion on my understanding that water will have to be pumped onto all four damaged cores for, well, ever.  And that, radioactive buildup is cumulative, so the water surrounding Fukushima is most likely getting worse, and there is no solution to that problem.

I don't have any problem with environmentalists bitching about the Light Water Reactor.  It's an asinine design that operates under extreme pressure and produces a lot of waste.

But even the worst 60 year old Light Water Reactor is 1000 times cleaner than the most modern coal powered plant, and I would rather see more Light Water Reactors being built than conventional power plants.

There is however, no cleaner, safer design then the Molten Salt Reactor.

Halting nuclear promotes fracking an dirty oil.

Of course, I don't know what the big deal is about fracking?

What possible harm could frack-blasting chemicals and methane into America's water table do?  I'm sure we know what we're doing?  At any rate, we'll find out, won't we?

Just look at Canada's oil from sand venture, where America gets half its oil from now.

An area the size of Florida in the once virgin Boreal forest in Alberta Canada has been poisoned forever, for the purpose of extracting oil from sand.  The size and scope of this destruction makes Fukushima and Chernobyl combined, look like nothing.

In Alberta, fish are swimming sideways because of tumors, birds are flying into death-ponds and whole families of people are dying of rare cancers; all for oil, and it's not an accident.

The human race has raised the acidity of the worlds oceans by .02%, from pumping megatons of carbon into the atmosphere.

If ocean acidity continues to rise, everything with calcium will dissolve and the food chain will die at its base.

Zero carbon emissions requires nuclear.

Post Industrial Demographic Transition, where the world is civilized and people stop having to many kids, requires power.

I don't have anything against solar and wind, they're just not capable of producing enough power.

The LFT-MSR is safe, runs clean and eats waste.  We need the no nuke Lukes of the world to understand this.

Of course, getting the greenies on board may be irrelevant, because America has its head so far up its own ass, we have to cough to see daylight.

The House just passed a bill prohibiting the EPA from consulting with scientists and HR4883 is still stalled.

http://www.iflscience.com/environment/epa-barred-getting-advice-scientists 

Merica!!! 

Let's hope China can save the world with the Liquid Fluoride Thorium Molten Salt Reactor.

Is War, Dirty Oil, CAFO's and Tyranny who we are?

Shouldn't we do better, especialy since we know we can?


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