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Nuclear Power

Has the incidents in Japan made you rethink our use of nuclear power?

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Asked by purpleducky at 11:38 AM on Mar. 13, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • No

    Answer by Carpy at 11:48 AM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • NOPE!! Newer technology such as the Pebble-Bed Reactor is MUCH safer than what we currently use or Japan had been using.

    And I believe a reactor such as this can be installed deep underground.


    Answer by LoriKeet at 12:17 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • You cannot believe everything that you hear on the news. Obviously bad things can happen, but there are containment areas in nuke plants that do just that...CONTAIN. There's a leak? Yeah, it sucks. But there are at least two containment for if something happens to the reactor/cooler and the other if something happens to the first containment area. They evacuated for just-in case purposes only, but why would they only evacuate a six mile radius if they had real concerns? That plant IS NOT going to explode and they or we WILL NOT feel the fallout of anything because it will not happen.

    Nuclear energy is MUCH safer than anything else out there because of all the regulations and safety standards that need to be upheld.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:27 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • I always questioned the use of it. After 3 Mile Island it was driven home. It's a dangerous unpredictable and uncontainable source of energy. There are too many ifs involved in it's use and disposal. And most importantly what happens in situations like this.

    Answer by adnilm at 2:04 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • It hasn't really made me rethink it. I've always been a little nervous about the use of nuclear power.

    Answer by pam19 at 2:40 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • NO.

    Answer by janet116 at 3:16 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • Nope, I'm still for it.

    Answer by Natesmom507 at 3:50 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • No, I'm still opposed to it. It's the ultimate hubris to think we can keep the next thousand generations of people safe from our mess when we can't even manage to preserve old languages. Nuclear power is essentially amassing gigantic WMD's waiting to be unleashed on the next civilization to come after us.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 5:02 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • Still for it.

    It's humorous that adnilm uses "uncontainable" and "3 Mile Island" in the same answer. The incident at 3 Mile Island was contained, hence why there were no injuries or deaths as a result.

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 5:42 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • Nope. It's still safe and effective.

    Shit happens and even in the face of that shit things are still going okay in Japan, relatively thinking.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 6:53 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

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