Thursday, 20 February 2014

Nuclear backbone not supportable

The promise of Nuclear Energy has aged badly. The cost benefit just is not there compared to other alternatives. Still next to the dedicated fully funded  Climate Change denier lobby, the Nuclear Lobby is well entrenched. Most of the time they say the following things. Copied directly from Nukepro.

''No immediate health effects''
''At safe levels to eat''
''Nuclear is safe"
"Nuclear is cheap"
''Dispersion in the ocean makes it harmless''
''Dilution is the solution''
''Too low to measure''
''Safer than eating a banana''
"Larger dose from flying on an airplane"
"Sleeping next to someone gives you a larger radioactive dose"
"Become I131 radiation rapidly depletes due to quick half life, we don't have to worry about any of the radiation."
''Nuclear power is cheap"
''Part of background''
''Definitely not caused by radiation''
''We can rule radiation out as the cause''
''No need to test''
''Harmless at current levels''
''It was a hydrogen explosion at Fukushima, impossible to have a nuclear explosion''
"Because you cannot prove that the disease was caused by a specific radiation, the information is not valid until proven by the scientific method."
"Nuclear is safe because they have backup power"
"Nuclear is safe because background radiation is high, so don't worry about a little more"
"The radiation from that release is in 'the noise' of the background radiation"
"It's green and clean"
"Nuclear is the only thing that can save the climate from excess carbon"
"Nuclear plants have pooled insurance"
"The nuclear plants were forced by the NRC to set aside enough money to fully decomission the plant when it is done with its life." ----------- Sellafield 70B
"The original 40 year number wasn't the 'design life' it was just an arbitrary number that meant nothing"
"When we are done with the plant, we will return the land in an untouched 'greenfield' condition"
"The NRC makes nuclear industry safe by regulating them"
"The IAEA regulates the worldwide nuclear industry"
"No deaths caused by nuclear radiation from civilian plants"
"Just keep smiling and radiation will not hurt you"
"Thorium reactors are completely safe"
"Defense in depth 'safety protocol' at nuke plants means that a major accident should only happen about every 2000 years."
"All the nuclear waste in the world could fit in a football field"
"The solution for nuclear waste is a single permanent repository"
"Nuclear power emits ZERO CO2"
"Reactors cannot blow up like nuclear bombs"
"No radiation from Japan will reach the USA"
"Price-Anderson is what brings nuclear regulation to any nuclear activity"
"Our meters are so good, and can measure radiation so small, that we refuse to present any actual data because it will just scare people"
"The fear of radiation is much more harmful than the radiation itself"
"We are from the government, we are here to help"
"A little bit of radiation is actually good for you, are you getting enough?"
"At no time was there any danger to the public"
"Just because a nuke worker was sent home 'unfit to work' doesn't actually mean anything important"
"Fukushima not as bad as Chernobyl"
"None of the radiation went into the ocean it was all contained in the 1.4 SQ KM 'zone' "
"Fukushima is in cold shutdown"
"Fukushima will absolutely not effect the 2020 Olympics"
"There are good people working in nuclear, therefore you shouldn't talk bad about their chosen profession"
"Don't worry about living within 20 miles of a reactor, just take your iodine pill when the authorities tell you to, and you will be fine."
"If you are Anti-Nuke, that means you are pro-coal"
"If you are Anti-Civilian Nuclear Reactors, then you are anti- nuke submarines and therfore, anti national security"
"There have only been a handful of nuclear accidents"
"What you are measuring is leftover from the cold war bomb testing"
"Cancer is normal and wide spread"
"You can drink 32g of Plutonium and you'll be fine"
"No one was killed by Fukushima"
"There was no plutonium released by Fukushima"
"No one could have predicted a tsunami so high"
Reactor 4 was a hydrogen explosion with hydrogen transferred from Reactor 3 ------

Add ons from readers!

"Nuclear power is too cheap to meter"
"There will always be power and backup generators to prevent a meltdown."
"Humanity can contain the atom and it won't kill the innocent."
"Each nuclear plant insures itself, and just in case their insurance runs out, there is plenty of extra coverage in 'pooled insurance' from all the reactors."
"Entergy is NOT a slum lord"
"Anyone who is opposed to nuclear power is a 'fearmonger' "
"All those poor people in Japan are dying because they are homesick, they never should have been evacuated from Fukushima"
"Diabetes in Fukushima kids being caused by radiophobic parent forcing kids to play indoors leading to unhealthy lifestyle"
"Increased cancers in Japan cannot possibly be caused by Fukushima because cancer takes more time to grow."
"No one died from Fukushima" ---- FOIA docs says otherwise 5 Death Lethal Rads
"The radiation on the us coast is not from Fukushima but probably from red radioactive plastic eating utensils"

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