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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: 1540

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: 1749

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: 1294

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: 2123

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: 2123

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 ...
by HowardE
Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: AP1000 problems
Replies: 1
Views: 1245

AP1000 problems

I thought I'd share this short document with the readers here, so there is some balance.
by HowardE
Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Wind Power docs
Replies: 5
Views: 2579

Re: Wind Power docs

No, I just don't want to blindly believe what people say. Nothing wrong with that!
by HowardE
Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Wind Power docs
Replies: 5
Views: 2579

Re: Wind Power docs

About time someone posted some info about renewable energy, instead of just nuclear! Thanks!
by HowardE
Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: New, small, self-contained nuclear plants
Replies: 4
Views: 2113

Re: New, small, self-contained nuclear plants

The big question is (and always will be), how much safer, if any, these systems are compared to (a) current nukes, (b) the new AP1000 designs and (c) other (larger) proposed SMRs.

And, with today's natural gas prices being so low and reserves being so high, will it make sense financially?
by HowardE
Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Are more Fukushimas coming?
Replies: 1
Views: 1362

Are more Fukushimas coming?

Scientists have identified 23 nuclear facilities in Tsunami risk areas. Take a look here:

http://www.asianscientist.com/in-the-la ... reas-2012/
by HowardE
Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Nuclear Cover-Up Threatens Great Lakes Region
Replies: 0
Views: 2153

Nuclear Cover-Up Threatens Great Lakes Region

Can anyone comment on this? Is what they are saying correct? http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/08/20/nuclear-cover-up-threatens-great-lakes-region/ And here is one of the other documents referenced with links to the NRC documents obtained by FOIA. http://www.beyondnuclear.org/relicensing/2012/8/11/nr...
by HowardE
Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Japan to abandon nuclear!
Replies: 3
Views: 2336

Re: Japan to abandon nuclear!

New York Times posted an article this weekend about Japan abandoning nuclear by 2040. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/15/world/asia/japan-will-try-to-halt-nuclear-power-by-the-end-of-the-2030s.html?pagewanted=all Not sure I believe this,just like I didn't really believe the government reports during...
by HowardE
Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Japan to abandon nuclear!
Replies: 3
Views: 2336

Japan to abandon nuclear!

New York Times posted an article this weekend about Japan abandoning nuclear by 2040. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/15/world/asia/japan-will-try-to-halt-nuclear-power-by-the-end-of-the-2030s.html?pagewanted=all Not sure I believe this,just like I didn't really believe the government reports during ...
by HowardE
Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Fukushime didn't stop nuclear growth
Replies: 5
Views: 2766

Re: Fukushime didn't stop nuclear growth

And here is what others, knowledgeable on the matter, think about the Nuclear option!

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/0 ... 720226.php

The report the article references, is here!