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Do we need more nuclear power plants ? Would you like to see them in your neighborhood?

Nuclear energy gets new French-driven boost

PARIS – Poor countries need nuclear power, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Monday, urging rich lenders to help pay for a global nuclear expansion in the interests of fighting climate change and feeding the growing world hunger for energy.

Sarkozy recognized the danger of meltdowns or proliferation — and international worries about Iran's nuclear program. He stood firmly against those who "cheat" and use nuclear technology to make weapons.

His tantalizing vision of nuclear reactors dotting the horizon won over international energy officials from India to Brussels and French executives eager to market their expertise abroad, all present at a Paris conference Monday.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100308/ap_on_bi_ge/eu_france_nuclear_energy

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:03 PM on Mar. 8, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (32)
  • There's a leak at Vermont Yankee. They've been trying to find it for over a month now. They finally found ONE leak source and are still trying to determine if there are others. Meanwhile the EPA has been camping out in Vermont since January regularly checking ground water, air, and anything else that might become contaminated while they look for the leak.

    Want one next to your child's school?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:11 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • Yes, and yes, to be honest. I've worked in the nuclear power field, and a lot of our energy problems would be solved with nuclear energy, People freak out over the possibility of meltdowns, but we've had only two accidents that people know about, and only one of them was really serious, and that was Chernobyl. But that's what you get with a liquid graphite cooled reactor while over working your people and not having the proper amount of training.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:06 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • What happen with solar power?
    Energ8zr

    Answer by Energ8zr at 2:06 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • Energ8zr, solar power is more expensive due to the major maintenance that constantly needs to be done. Solar cells don't last very long and are expensive
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:08 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • Anonymous
    Energ8zr, solar power is more expensive due to the major maintenance that constantly needs to be done. Solar cells don't last very long and are expensive

    Didn't know that. Thanks
    Energ8zr

    Answer by Energ8zr at 2:10 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • Are there any regulations on how to dispose nuclear plants waste? Just wondering!s
    Energ8zr

    Answer by Energ8zr at 2:21 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • *wondering....just a typo!
    Energ8zr

    Answer by Energ8zr at 2:21 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • I have a nuclear power plant  (Perry Nucelear Power Plant) 7 miles away from where I live. It's not a big deal. We have lived here for 10 years and haven't had any emergencies related to the power plant.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:45 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • ^^ My dad helped to build and commission Perry and Davis Besse Nuclear Power Plants, so I always say YES to nuclear. And...Know nuclear before you say..NO nuclear.
    Yes, Yes Yes, we need more nuclear
    If you go to the Dept of Energy Government website, the only job openings are in the nuclear division. ( last time I looked anyway)
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 3:09 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • Okay jew but not in your backyard right?? ha.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:11 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

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