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« on: January 16, 2014, 11:51:14 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2014, 08:32:02 AM »
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such plants are inherently unstable
In earthquake zones, anyway.  :pondering:
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2014, 07:11:49 PM »
So, his only evidence for arguing why we should give up nuclear power are (1) an abysmally unstable reactor design - Chernobyl was basically designed to have a catastrophic failure - and (2) a manufacturing defect?

That's as if we had decided to give up automobiles in the 1970s because of the Ford Pinto fiasco.

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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2014, 08:37:03 PM »
So, his only evidence for arguing why we should give up nuclear power are (1) an abysmally unstable reactor design - Chernobyl was basically designed to have a catastrophic failure - and (2) a manufacturing defect?

That's as if we had decided to give up automobiles in the 1970s because of the Ford Pinto fiasco.

He is saying that the reactor had a design defect. You can still use the CANDU reactor which has a great safety record.

http://nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/mediacentre/updates/2011/japan-earthquake/march-11-2011-japan-earthquake-comparison-candu-and-bwr-reactors.cfm
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