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Go Nuclear! Go Green!
U.S. D.O.E. ^ | 12/12/2008 | DOE

Posted on 12/13/2009 12:11:57 PM PST by bunkerhill7

old information but bears repeating:

U.S. DEPT. OF ENERGY 12/12/2008

"Energy Efficient and Renewable Energy Fuel Cells Technology Program Hydrogen Production

High-Temperature Water Splitting High-temperature water splitting (a "thermochemical" process) is a long-term technology in the early stages of development.

How Does It Work?... The high-temperature heat needed can be supplied by next-generation nuclear reactors under development (up to about 1000°C).. High-Temperature Water Splitting Using Nuclear Energy

Why Is This Technology Being Considered for the Hydrogen Economy?...

Develop next-generation nuclear reactor technology to supply the high temperatures needed for this process.


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: cell; energy; green; hydrogen; nuclear
Yep looks like Green Nuclear is the wave of the future
1 posted on 12/13/2009 12:11:57 PM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: bunkerhill7

Did you say “glow green”?


2 posted on 12/13/2009 12:15:12 PM PST by DBCJR (What would you expect?)
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To: bunkerhill7
Yep, nuclear energy.

No ugly-looking windmills everywhere runing our beautiful landscape.


3 posted on 12/13/2009 12:17:11 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: bunkerhill7

NUKES, baby...! Pebble-bed reactors; small, safe, and proven. Plug-in cars will make them a necessity.


4 posted on 12/13/2009 12:30:27 PM PST by gaijin
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To: GOP_Lady
Those things are Fugly with a capital “F”. All that land taken up, beautiful vistas cluttered, just for a generation source that has a 25% capacity factor and essentially zero dispatchability. What a boondoggle.
5 posted on 12/13/2009 12:37:15 PM PST by chimera
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To: bunkerhill7

Wasn’t it Maggie Thatcher that inadvertently started this whole eco-fecal warming cult because the ‘environmentalists’ at the time wouldn’t get on board with nuclear power.....


6 posted on 12/13/2009 12:37:47 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Yonder stands your orphan with his gun)
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To: chimera

Yep. And yet there are so many people who love them and see them as the “answer.”


7 posted on 12/13/2009 12:45:19 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

I’m 100% with you. Ugliest thing to ever happen to our beautify nation. And you don’t dare buy a house in the country these days because they will pop up next door to you without any warning at all.

High maintenance costs on a widely distributed system. Mismatch of load curve to demand curve. Can you imagine the forests of these rusting hulks that will exist when the public trough goes dry?


8 posted on 12/13/2009 12:52:21 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: bunkerhill7
Part of why I think GW/”CC” is a scam is that few in Washington are talking about nuclear. Does anyone know how long it takes to get a new nuke plant started? We’ll all be dead at this rate.
9 posted on 12/13/2009 1:01:08 PM PST by LiberConservative (Global Warming/'Climate Change": Biggest Scam in History)
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To: DBCJR

If it can go boom it’s not safe.


10 posted on 12/13/2009 1:10:32 PM PST by Vaduz
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To: Electric Graffiti

Actually, she (Thatcher) used it to break the Coal Miner’s union, as I recall. . .


11 posted on 12/13/2009 1:38:15 PM PST by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border: I dare you to try and cross it. . .)
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To: Vaduz

That’s why we have safeguards.

Your water heater can go boom too, but it has safeguards.


12 posted on 12/13/2009 2:09:08 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Vaduz
"If it can go boom it’s not safe."

If your referring to nuclear, it can't. At least not in a nuclear way. Safer, than any chemical plant I've ever worked at, and I've worked at lots of both.

13 posted on 12/13/2009 2:17:17 PM PST by WHBates
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To: WHBates

We should and, I believe, we will be forced to, go nuclear in time. Its the only form of energy production we have now that can meet our needs.


14 posted on 12/13/2009 2:21:18 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Vaduz
If it can go boom it’s not safe.

Close to 80% of France's electricity comes from those "unsafe" generating plants. Which, of course, WE pioneered.

15 posted on 12/13/2009 2:37:20 PM PST by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: WHBates

Things like three mile island keeps me on edge.


16 posted on 12/14/2009 4:21:13 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Names Ash Housewares

But my water heater doesn’t have radio active waste that has a half life of 25,000 years.


17 posted on 12/14/2009 4:23:20 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: LiberConservative
Part of why I think GW/”CC” is a scam is that few in Washington are talking about nuclear.

That and the fact they are trying to rip down hydro-electric dams.

18 posted on 12/14/2009 5:41:26 AM PST by Tribune7
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To: Vaduz
Things like three mile island keeps me on edge.

Why??? It's still there and producing electricity and without incident since 1979. And unlike, say Centralia, Harrisburg is still there too, perhaps unfortunately.

I'm more concerned about breathing pollution from coal plants or seeing land stripped for mining, or seeing potentially explosive natural gas pipelines snacked throughout the country.

19 posted on 12/14/2009 5:48:16 AM PST by Tribune7
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To: Vaduz
But my water heater doesn’t have radio active waste that has a half life of 25,000 years.

If the half-life is 25,000 years it's not very dangerous. It's when the half-life is 25 years is the time to be concerned.

20 posted on 12/14/2009 5:50:12 AM PST by Tribune7
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To: Vaduz

The US Navy has been operating nuclear reactors *at sea* for decades. My city has had three nuclear reactors in our bay, probably more with the subs.

They are safe. France operates so many they actually export power.

Safety is not defined by the film “The China Syndrome”.

The greenies have been very effective at needlessly demonzing nuclear power, and we are paying a terrible price today because of it.

Waste will be a temporary problem, eventually we will move on to fusion reactors, waste someday we will be able to dispose of, perhaps launch it into space. Throw it into Jupiter, he won’t mind. LOL


21 posted on 12/14/2009 8:46:03 AM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Vaduz
"Things like three mile island keeps me on edge.

Why? TMI proved the US LWR design is safe. It proved that humans operating the plant could completely screw up and the defense in depth safty systems work intended.

22 posted on 12/14/2009 10:38:30 PM PST by WHBates
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To: Names Ash Housewares

(eventually) not now that is a huge problem I don’t think it will ever happen.


23 posted on 12/15/2009 8:34:19 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Tribune7

Nuclear waste is a much greater pollution problem give me the coal thank you.


24 posted on 12/15/2009 8:37:34 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: WHBates

Safety isn’t the issue whit me it’s the waste nothing be done with it at some place in time it will reach water tables.


25 posted on 12/15/2009 8:40:58 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: bunkerhill7

Nuclear energy proves the point that the left is not about “clean” energy production,

its goal is NO energy production.

Just wait until one of their “alternate, renewable” energy sources actually becomes viable, and you’ll see them coming out of the woodwork to get it banned.


26 posted on 12/15/2009 8:45:01 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Vaduz
Safety isn’t the issue whit me it’s the waste nothing be done with it at some place in time it will reach water tables.

Read up on Breeder Reactors. If not for Jimmah Cahtah, waste wouldn't have been much of a problem either.

27 posted on 12/15/2009 8:50:05 AM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: TChris

Another reason to use democrats for speed bumps.


28 posted on 12/15/2009 9:23:34 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz
Nuclear waste is a much greater pollution problem

How do you figure that?

29 posted on 12/15/2009 1:02:10 PM PST by Tribune7
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To: Vaduz
"Safety isn’t the issue whit me it’s the waste nothing be done with it at some place in time it will reach water tables.

That is just not the case. A permanent solution was in the works for years and the Democrats have been playing politics with the issue for years and Obama just killed it again (Yucca Mnt), this time maybe for good. This entire project was funded by the nuclear power producers and you through your electrity bill. Water table had nothing to do with it, the next time somebody tells you that tell them it's BS because it's a crock. Brought to you by the same morons that are tauting AGW.

30 posted on 12/15/2009 6:21:22 PM PST by WHBates
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To: Tribune7

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31 posted on 12/16/2009 8:49:47 AM PST by Vaduz
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