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The Case for Nuclear Energy
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I've recently been reacquainting myself with some of the writings of Sci-Fi author, James P. Hogan, who is an outspoken advocate of Nuclear Energy. Hogan, in his essay "Know Nukes" has made some very compelling arguments in support of building more plants, while convincingly dispelling the fear mongering negative claims by the opposition.

And a great link provided by Raymond Duray that sums up many of the same points Hogan discusses:

In fact, Hogan goes so far as to accuse the anti-nuke leadership of actually having "Mathusianist" intentions, seeking to deprive developing nations of the unlimited and relatively inexpensive energy resources so necessary to forming the foundation of a industialize society.

It is his very logical contention that Nuclear Energy has far less actual, or potential, environmental impact on nature or society than does the use of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, or natural gas.

So the purpose of this thread is to argue the case for, and against, the expanded use of Nuclear Energy as a means for powering our society. I think it is especially important given the current persistent power shortages being experienced in California as a direct result of the NIMBY mindset created by the environmentalist left.

This is a moderated thread, so I retain the ultimate discretion as to who is able to participate. My ground rules are pretty simple. If you are going to make a claim, be willing to back it up with logic or outright supported fact.

My goal is that we can ultimately provide a resource for educating folks about what it takes to power a modern day society, as well as the constant cost/benefit analysis involved in making public policy decision about energy.

Here are some selected links that I find useful with regard to educating ourselves about nuclear power. I will update them from time to time so check in for changes: (% of power generated by nukes)

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285France and China are building them. But unfortunately in Germany, and to a lessTimF2November 12
284France To Build New Nuclear Reactors For The First Time In Decades zerohedge.coTom Clarke-November 12
283China is planning at least 150 new reactors in the next 15 years, more than the TimF1November 10
282This Alaskan Air Base Will Host An Experimental Mini Nuclear Reactor The militarTimF1October 25
281Embracing Nuclear Power [youtube video] youtube.comTimF2August 7
280cracked_mud6 1 month ago Saying that nuclear is, "expensive" is overTimF2June 2
279Coal Ash Is More Radioactive Than Nuclear Waste By burning away all the pesky caTimF1June 2
278Nuclear power and growth Jason Crawford's "Roots of Progress" TimF2May 15
277Last Look: Nuclear Energy in America Fareed Zakaria, GPS Fareed takes a look atTimF-April 26
276Portable nuclear reactor project moves forward at Pentagon [graphic] WASHINGTimF2March 23
275...Most peoples' negative perceptions of nuclear come because the technologTimF2February 26
274[youtube video] youtube.comTimF-12/19/2020
273Interversityreproductively viable worker ants did nothing wrong6 points · TimF-10/20/2020
272Low level waste isn't that dangerous, high level waste is a relatively smallTimF110/11/2020
271This is my first entry on this board. One of the 'problems' with nucleatrickydick110/11/2020
270The Future of Fission [youtube video] youtube.comTimF-9/17/2020
269NuScale’s small nuclear reactor is first to get US safety approval Small size caTimF19/17/2020
268 New TRISO Nuclear Mini-Reactors Will Be Safe: Program Manager If the Pentagon TimF14/13/2020
267Manufacturer Rolls-Royce has told the BBC's Today programme that it plans tTimF12/12/2020
266Why Chernobyl Exploded - The Real Physics Behind The Reactor [youtube video] youTimF16/21/2019
265[youtube video] youtube.comTimF15/18/2019
264...What is usually referred to as nuclear waste is used nuclear fuel in the shaTimF17/23/2018
263Why I changed my mind about nuclear power [youtube video] youtube.comTimF111/30/2017
262[graphic] [graphic][graphic] [graphic] Reprinted with permission of Penguin TimF12/26/2017
261Why Can People Live in Hiroshima and Nagasaki Now, But Not Chernobyl? October 24TimF12/26/2017
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