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Lieberman: "Put the brakes" on new nuke plants
CBS News, ^ | 3/13/11 | Lucy Madison

Posted on 03/13/2011 11:04:38 AM PDT by Nachum

In the aftermath of Japan's devastation, Conn. Sen. says it's time for temporary moratorium on building new nuclear plants

(CBS News)

Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman on Sunday called for a temporary moratorium on the construction of nuclear power plants in the U.S. in the aftermath of Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami, which damaged two reactors at a nuclear facility in the country's northeast.

"The reality is that we're watching something unfold," he said in an interview for CBS' "Face the Nation." "We don't know where it's going with regard to the nuclear power plants in Japan right now. I think it calls on us here in the U.S. - naturally not to stop building nuclear power plants, but to put the brakes on right now until we understand the ramifications of what's happened in Japan."

Japan, which was ravaged by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami last week, is now struggling with a growing nuclear crisis as a partial meltdown is already likely under way at one nuclear reactor, and operators are frantically trying to prevent the disaster from growing worse.

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KEYWORDS: brakes; bwr; fukushima; lieberman; nuke; plants
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1 posted on 03/13/2011 11:04:46 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

None dare call it treason


2 posted on 03/13/2011 11:05:42 AM PDT by montag813
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To: steelyourfaith

Chicken Little Ping.


3 posted on 03/13/2011 11:07:41 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Nachum

Oh, shut up you old ignoramus


4 posted on 03/13/2011 11:08:10 AM PDT by goodnesswins (Unlike the West, the Islamic world is serious.)
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To: Nachum

Knee Jerk!

Maybe to Kalifornia (but they have windmills, Ha ha) I don’t expect major quakes in the rest of the lower 48 states.


5 posted on 03/13/2011 11:08:50 AM PDT by Rodm
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To: Nachum
Simply appalling. Even with an older design, the reactors and containment systems have stood up to one of the most severe earthquakes in Japan's history AND to a near-record tsunami. The only apparent radiation leakage seems to be of nitrogen, with a half-life of seconds (for those in Rio Linda, that means it effectively becomes inert again in well under an hour).

Show us your degree in nuclear physics, Mr. Lieberman, or your Navy nuc certification. Or shut the hell up.

6 posted on 03/13/2011 11:10:29 AM PDT by SAJ (Zerobama -- a phony and a prick, therefore a dildo)
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To: Nachum

That was predictable, sadly


7 posted on 03/13/2011 11:11:08 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Nachum

Ya know.....if the pols could relate how IRAN could DESTROY parts or all of America with NUKEs....maybe, just maybe, I’d have some respect.....The Japan problem is near NOTHING...considering what they’ve been through....but, I’m more worried about rogue nations and THEIR NUKES....not power plants attacking us.


8 posted on 03/13/2011 11:12:26 AM PDT by goodnesswins (Unlike the West, the Islamic world is serious.)
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To: Nachum

Americans are going to have to learn how to “man up” again and find the courage to say NO to its public servants.


9 posted on 03/13/2011 11:14:01 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Look for the union label and just say, NO!)
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To: Nachum
I think it calls on us here in the U.S. - naturally not to stop building nuclear power plants

Stuff it John.

Coal plants are already being shut down and new ones aren't being built to replace them (with a few exceptions).

We can't just wait while our generating capacity is dwindling. Windmills and solar panels are not going to be able to make up the difference anytime soon.

Should we just sit around in the dark in our inoperable electric cars you "Washington twits" want us to drive?

10 posted on 03/13/2011 11:14:29 AM PDT by SteamShovel ("Does the noise in my head bother you?")
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To: Nachum
put the brakes on right now until we understand the ramifications of what's happened in Japan.

Here's a clue, Joe:

A 9.0 earthquake followed by a 30 foot wall of water.

Thousands killed by collapsing structures, fire and flood, yet none as a result of a nuclear disaster.

Let's put the brakes on earthquakes and tsunami.

11 posted on 03/13/2011 11:15:09 AM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (How much better off would we be if these bastards would just leave us alone?)
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To: Nachum
Oil...(check)

Coal...(check)

Nuclear...(check)

Natural gas...(pending)

Hydro...(pending)

12 posted on 03/13/2011 11:15:12 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Nachum

Idiot.

Does he have any idea what a 9.0 earthquake feels like. The entire town is washed away with only the nuke plant remaining standing.

These plants were built for 8.5, people are scared of nukes due to horror films.

But you get 10k people die from a tsunami they won’t stop building their houses right in a tsunami zone.


13 posted on 03/13/2011 11:15:21 AM PDT by dila813
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To: Nachum

There you go!! I’ll be happy to see him leave the senate next year . Especially after his leading DADT repeal. Good riddance loserman.


14 posted on 03/13/2011 11:15:28 AM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: Nachum

Up oil, gas and coal mining....And I have no problems doing away with nuclear.


15 posted on 03/13/2011 11:15:44 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum

Predictable. Are we drilling again in the Gulf yet?


16 posted on 03/13/2011 11:16:17 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Nachum

It never takes liberals very long to turn to rule by fiat, does it.


17 posted on 03/13/2011 11:16:20 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: Nachum
In the aftermath of Japan's devastation, Conn. Sen. says it's time for temporary moratorium on building new nuclear plants

That's what we get when we sanction politics as a life time career.

18 posted on 03/13/2011 11:17:00 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Nachum

Next up a moratorium on all construction in earthquake zones, and near water.


19 posted on 03/13/2011 11:17:51 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: SAJ
Even with an older design, the reactors and containment systems have stood up to one of the most severe earthquakes in Japan's history :)
20 posted on 03/13/2011 11:18:37 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Nachum
You just knew this was coming from the weasels. We cannot stop our nuclear programs. It's essential for our nation. There is no reason to stop our programs and what we learn from Japan will help us make the plants safer. This is similar to stop drilling in the Gulf. These politicians are beyond contempt. Nuclear Energy is vital for our future and we cannot stop these programs from going forward.
21 posted on 03/13/2011 11:19:28 AM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: EGPWS
Hydro...(pending)

NO, they already checked off Hydro-Power.

The Xlinton Administration greenies started a program of dismantling dams for the sake of the environment.

The days of the new big dam projects are over. The days of the existing dams are numbered although I can't see them dismantling the very biggest ones simply because they are so big.

22 posted on 03/13/2011 11:19:58 AM PDT by SteamShovel ("Does the noise in my head bother you?")
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To: dila813
These plants were built for 8.5, people are scared of nukes due to horror films.

No reports of Japanese zombies yet.


23 posted on 03/13/2011 11:20:03 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Nachum
But how are we going to charge all of those Volts that Government Motors wants us to buy? Wind and Solar power? Lol.
24 posted on 03/13/2011 11:20:51 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Nachum

Amazing McLame’s buddy Joey is fear mongering.

If it were’t for the building standards in Japan, this story would be apocolyptic in nature.

Yeah Joe a 9.1 earthquake is going to cause damage.

You need to be praising the Japanese Engineers that are at the site fighting to stop a catastrophy. (bigger)


25 posted on 03/13/2011 11:21:38 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: Nachum

Since no new nuclear power plants have come online in the US since 1996, I’d say the brakes are already on.


26 posted on 03/13/2011 11:22:34 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: dila813
But you get 10k people die from a tsunami they won’t stop building their houses right in a tsunami zone.

Crazy, isn't it?

Next thing we will see is people will forget and start moving back into the New Orleans flood plain again and then beg for assistance when they get flooded out by another hurricane.

Just give them enough time and they will forget.

27 posted on 03/13/2011 11:22:52 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: bill1952

Was it the worst? I hadn’t known that, thanks!!


28 posted on 03/13/2011 11:23:28 AM PDT by SAJ (Zerobama -- a phony and a prick, therefore a dildo)
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To: Nachum

Well we haven’t built any new plants for least 30 years so I guess it isn’t going to be a big deal.


29 posted on 03/13/2011 11:24:19 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood (.)
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To: Nachum

The “brakes” on nuclear power plants have been on since the 1970’s. According to ten seconds of googling, the last new nuke plant went online in 1996. How much slower does the senator want us to go?


30 posted on 03/13/2011 11:26:10 AM PDT by jz638
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To: Nachum
Joe, you ignorant slut. The power plants in question survived an earhquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale AND a wall of water over 30ft high. No serious radiation exposure. Grow a pair, you sissy.
31 posted on 03/13/2011 11:26:34 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Nachum

That took longer than I thought!


32 posted on 03/13/2011 11:29:17 AM PDT by blondee123 (Chaos in the Middle East, Chaos in streets of America & Zero Parties On!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Coal fired power plants are the worst polluters. Multiply the waste of one coal plant X the thousands now operating. Not to mention the coal slag piles.

“In fact, the fly ash emitted by a power plant—a by-product from burning coal for electricity—carries into the surrounding environment 100 times more radiation than a nuclear power plant producing the same amount of energy.” Our source for this statistic is Dana Christensen, an associate lab director for energy and engineering at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as well as 1978 paper in Science authored by J.P. McBride and colleagues, also of ORNL.-from Scientific American Dec 13, 2007


33 posted on 03/13/2011 11:30:11 AM PDT by muleskinner
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To: Nachum

Loserman keeps proving that he is an idiot and a card carrying Chicken Little member


34 posted on 03/13/2011 11:32:25 AM PDT by mongo141
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To: Nachum

I agree with Joe. Let’s not build any new American nuclear plants in Japan. These stinking liberal jackasses won’t be happy until we’re all cooking rats over wood fires for food. We should cut off electricity and water to anyone that votes Democrat so they can experience the future they want for all of us.


35 posted on 03/13/2011 11:32:58 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (We don't need to win elections. We need to win a revolution.)
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To: Nachum

Don’t buy into the Green Energy is Our Future scam. The goal of the Leftists is to cripple our economy by reducing our consumption of energy in order to make way for their vision of a Socialist America. They are not interested in windmills and solar panels - they just want to eradicate Capitalism and the inherent freedom that it carries with it.

This was the goal of the Soviet Union. The Soviet union is gone but the Anti-Capitalist movement lives on in the hands of the Watermelon Greenies.


36 posted on 03/13/2011 11:34:12 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Nachum

Related:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2688129/posts

“Put the brakes” on nuclear power plants: Lieberman
REUTERS ^ | March 13, 2011 | Will Dunham

Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2011 12:32:43 PM


37 posted on 03/13/2011 11:34:16 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Nachum

Dufus need to go!


38 posted on 03/13/2011 11:36:35 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ("Freedom's Just Another Word For Nothing Left to Tax " ~ Gagdad Bob)
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To: dila813
people are scared of nukes due to horror films

You mean like the eco-freaks running hollyweird, and their drivel posing as "facts"?

The China Syndrome (1979)

Has there been a single new US Nuke plant been licensed since that movie?
39 posted on 03/13/2011 11:37:47 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio

There has, but that is a perfect example.


40 posted on 03/13/2011 11:42:21 AM PDT by dila813
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To: Nachum

Under the “Something Bad Might Happen” Doctrine, we must depopulate the Ring of Fire and all coastal areas, including politicians’ beach houses. We must create a world free of risk and potential danger immediately. Our comfort is at stake.


41 posted on 03/13/2011 11:44:05 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Nachum

I knew this would come....Just like the explosion in the Gulf means we ought to live in Tee-Pees and not progress with evil oil!


42 posted on 03/13/2011 11:45:54 AM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: opentalk
That was predictable, sadly

Yes it was. It could be the end of nuclear power in America. Let's hope not, but you know how these scum bag liberals are.

43 posted on 03/13/2011 11:47:21 AM PDT by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: Army Air Corps

the irony is that in Ct, is one of the largest nuclear sub bases in the world; in addition, Millstone I and II operate nearby, successfully.


44 posted on 03/13/2011 11:48:13 AM PDT by brivette
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To: Army Air Corps

the irony is that in Ct, is one of the largest nuclear sub bases in the world; in addition, Millstone I and II operate nearby, successfully.


45 posted on 03/13/2011 11:48:20 AM PDT by brivette
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To: Nachum

How would I tell the difference between a new moratorium on building nuclear plants and what has been the status quo in this country for the past 30 years?


46 posted on 03/13/2011 11:48:48 AM PDT by blau993
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To: Nachum
With all these freaking earthquakes in diverse places outside of Connecticut, there makes good logic to go cranial rectally inverted.

POS Lieberman. Liar, hypocrite, and traitor to his own heritage.

This man deserves nothing less than the business side of a working mans boot.

47 posted on 03/13/2011 11:50:40 AM PDT by Radix ("..Democrats are holding a meeting today to decide whether to overturn the results of the election.")
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To: dila813

Three Mile Island happened two weeks after “The China Syndrome” was released. It’s the entire reason that event was so blown out of proportion.

I’m so tired of the idiot masses and spineless, reactionary politicians acting like providing energy for billions of people must be without risk. We should be thanking the people who take those risks from the bottom of our hearts and congratulating them on a job well done. Damn ingrates.


48 posted on 03/13/2011 11:53:29 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Nachum

never let a crisis go to waste


49 posted on 03/13/2011 11:53:55 AM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Calusa
Snarlin' Arlen GONE....Soreloserman GOING!

Ya know, man....I mean, this is like the dawn of the age of Aquarius, seriously, dude....I mean seriously.....

Old Teddy GONE!......Larry King GONE!....new blood, man, new blood.....shake dem bones......

Leni

50 posted on 03/13/2011 12:01:23 PM PDT by MinuteGal (BREAKING !......President Obama to Name Bill O'Reilly as His Administration's "Bullying Czar")
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