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US to Build Two New Nuclear Power Stations


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Locan
- 3169 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
President Barack Obama has announced more than $8bn of federal loan guarantees to help build the first US nuclear power stations for 30 years. Two new plants are to be constructed in the state of Georgia by US electricity firm Southern Company.



   

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Mary C Perry (1)
Wednesday February 17, 2010, 12:31 pm
Uneasy about building nuclear power plants....what to do with waste....and earthquakes>>>
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 17, 2010, 12:47 pm
I have always liked to hug power plants. We could put the waste in old mines. Or even grind it up real fine and spread it by air over countries like North Korea. They wouldn't even know it.
 

Marilyn K (50)
Wednesday February 17, 2010, 1:12 pm
I am glad I do not live hear a power plant as I would always expect a bad situation to occur. There has been some unexpected bad failures in some of these power plants. The public that lives within a radius of a power plant has to have specific instructions of what to do and where to go in the event of a mishap. Will the government do that?
 

Ann W (12)
Wednesday February 17, 2010, 1:20 pm
Douglas! I hope you're being sarcastic or flip! I live near ponds of old mining tailings they aren't good for the water. and Water does everywhere (hint hint).
 

Ralph F (68)
Wednesday February 17, 2010, 1:33 pm
Change you can deceive in -- again.
 

Daniel S. (0)
Wednesday February 17, 2010, 1:35 pm
NOT GOOD BARACK!
 

Clara Bielecki (18)
Wednesday February 17, 2010, 3:07 pm
What's the difference between nukes and burning coal? Coal just takes a little longer
 

serge vrabec (278)
Wednesday February 17, 2010, 4:46 pm
These reactors will never be built:):):) thx Locan!
 

serge vrabec (278)
Wednesday February 17, 2010, 4:47 pm
You don't tug on Superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger
And you don't mess around with Jim, da do da do.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 17, 2010, 5:28 pm
I think that the first one should be built in the White House next to the family quarters!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 17, 2010, 5:32 pm
serge, you a right, now that Obama is on it, they will never be built, just talked about a lot! Better than a total ban on Nuclear reactors, except we will still have to pay for them, just won't get them!
 

Mike S (1)
Wednesday February 17, 2010, 5:57 pm
Everybody wants power, as long as no fossil fuel, nuclear, or wind power is used as its risky, makes noise, ruins scenery, etc. Solar power is a good component of an overall plan, but like hydro, inadequate to supply the needs of todays world. How many are willing to return to the 19th century to keep power generation risk, noise, and hassle free?
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Wednesday February 17, 2010, 7:27 pm
Noted, thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 17, 2010, 8:51 pm
Thanks, Locan.
 

Dennis F. (0)
Wednesday February 17, 2010, 11:51 pm
How stupid nuclear power seems to me - we do not know how to properly dispose of this waste, which will be a powerful contaminant for thousands of years - plus the potential for terrorists strikes, earthquakes, etc.
Nuclear power comes with too many costs that we can not afford to pay!
 

Isabel L (1)
Thursday February 18, 2010, 4:04 am
crazyness
 

Helen Snyder (13)
Thursday February 18, 2010, 10:36 am
Dennis .. I'm with you .. couldn't have said it better !!
 

Roxanne Mehl (23)
Thursday February 18, 2010, 5:55 pm
so what`s with the f------- smieing faces? this is NOT FUNNY. wrong,wrong,so very wrong! pissed off!!
 

Andreas K (7)
Friday February 19, 2010, 6:01 am
Also agree with Dennis. The cost-effectiveness is very low when all is considered. Still remember the Chernobyl accident with radioactive clouds poisoning my backyard from over a 1000 kilometres away. There is no room for mistakes with nuclear reactors and sooner or later we humans all make mistakes.
 

Jere W (9)
Friday February 19, 2010, 6:15 am
Noted with many questions hanging in the air, among other things...errrrr....hmmm....
 

Ludger W (65)
Monday February 22, 2010, 10:26 am
It must be deepest middle age in USA were they still kill human life (own prisonors) and where they make energy still in atomic power plants.
Foreighners must pay $10 entry to go to visit USA. How foolish? Is it a museum? :;-o
Become adult.;-)
Ask your astronauts, please. They know and understand more.
In Germany they will turn off all atomic power plants till 2030. I hope it will be earlier.

The truth never triumphs; their opponents die out. (Max Planck, germ Physicist 1850- 1947)
 
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