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by HowardE
Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Ignition Failed - Fusion
Replies: 2
Views: 2535

Re: Ignition Failed - Fusion

If the government (and industry) were spending as much money on fusion as they have been spending on the dirtier fission nukes, fusion may have had a chance.
by HowardE
Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: How about these Reports on Nuclear?
Replies: 5
Views: 3564

Re: How about these Reports on Nuclear?

Why do you think their conclusions are one-sided? That's exactly what I'm talking about! Would you care telling the rest of us here what makes you think their conclusions are such? We can then possibly have a conversation about it, which is not what usually happens (you know... I'm right and you don...
by HowardE
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: How about these Reports on Nuclear?
Replies: 5
Views: 3564

How about these Reports on Nuclear?

Since everyone here keeps uploading files that treat Nuclear Favorably, I figured that some documents to balance the discussion may be in order. How about these two?

Pretty interesting, if you ask me. If you don't agree, let's discuss them. I am all ears!
by HowardE
Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Other countries more progressive than US
Replies: 3
Views: 2597

Re: Other countries more progressive than US

Oh really? So, should we model the US nuclear policy after what Hungary is doing? Are you serious? There was good reason that the US repository in NV was cancelled. There should be more focus on safer technologies and having such a facility would have just encouraged more spent fuel to be produced -...
by HowardE
Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: WHO Fukushima Health Effects Report
Replies: 7
Views: 5086

Re: WHO Fukushima Health Effects Report

Still, a 70% increase of anything is still a 70% increase, no matter how you look at it, and it cannot be considered minor or trivial. I have read through a good part of the report and what strikes me is the uncertainty of all those measurements :-( I would have thought that after all these years th...
by HowardE
Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: WHO Fukushima Health Effects Report
Replies: 7
Views: 5086

Re: WHO Fukushima Health Effects Report

- thyroid cancer - up to 70% in females exposed as infants (the normally expected risk of thyroid cancer in females over lifetime is 0.75% and the additional lifetime risk assessed for females exposed as infants in the most affected location is 0.50%) I just downloaded the report and haven't gone t...
by HowardE
Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Chernobyl roof caves from snow!
Replies: 2
Views: 1462

Re: Chernobyl roof caves from snow!

Your response did not address the issue! The fact is that 25+ years after the accident Chernobyl still makes the news and is still reason for concern. That's the issue and not whether I, or someone else, wants to talk about it!
by HowardE
Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Fukushima people suffering
Replies: 1
Views: 1503

Fukushima people suffering

I know some posters here believe that I find excuses to post anti-nuclear info, but I have nothing against nuclear power. However, that doesn't mean I will ignore the dangers associated with it! In particular where some (many?) are trying to make it sound that there is no danger! Take a look at thes...
by HowardE
Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:54 am
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Russian Meteor fell near nuclear facilities
Replies: 3
Views: 2049

Russian Meteor fell near nuclear facilities

I read that the meteor that fell in Russia yesterday, fell near a number of nuclear installations. I wonder if there was any damage to them and if radiation may have been released to the environment. Anyone know?
by HowardE
Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Chernobyl roof caves from snow!
Replies: 2
Views: 1462

Chernobyl roof caves from snow!

So the strong, secure, state of the art sarcophagus that was supposed to protect us from the totally melted core at chernobyl is not all that secure, eh? I guess its roof collapsed from the weight of the snow. But wait, authorities said there is no need to worry, there is no radiation leaking. But w...
by HowardE
Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Explaining the nuclear units ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1646

Explaining the nuclear units ?

I read and hear all these units thrown around and though I've tried to read up on them, I still get confused. In particular I keep hearing about sieverts and beqerels, and once in a while I read about greys. (In my readings, I also saw that they used to use rems, but I don't care about those, since ...
by HowardE
Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Nuclear Industry's attitude - Small Reactors
Replies: 1
Views: 1198

Nuclear Industry's attitude - Small Reactors

Caught a program on NPR today, discussing N-energy's effort to develop and market these new, small cheap reactors. The spokesperson for the company emphasized that their goal is to build not tens, but thousands of these small reactors and deploy them both here and in other development countries that...
by HowardE
Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: IAEA-The Radiological Accident in Gilan
Replies: 3
Views: 1991

Re: IAEA-The Radiological Accident in Gilan

I think your numbers are wrong and Radiation is Radiation is Radiation and very dangerous!
by HowardE
Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: IAEA-The Radiological Accident in Gilan
Replies: 3
Views: 1991

Re: IAEA-The Radiological Accident in Gilan

I just downloaded and read the report on the gilan accident. I am even more worried about the nuclear option than before. I looked at the pictures at the end of the report and I couldn't believe the damage a small 2 mm ?? piece of radioactive material could do in just 1.5 hours of exposure! Can you ...