[ RadSafe ] Re: Risks and Realities: The "New Nuclear Energy Revival"

John Jacobus crispy_bird at yahoo.com
Tue May 8 13:42:03 CDT 2007

And what are the costs for non-nuclear power sources,
such as coal plants, dams, etc.?  

--- howard long <hflong at pacbell.net> wrote:

> Ted Rockwell points out in his book, Creating the
> New World, 
>   Stories and Images from the Dawn of the Atomic
> Age, foreword by Glenn Seaborg,
>    that half of the cost of nuclear power plants
> actually goes to lawyers and bankers, 
>   through obstructive regulation lobbied by
> antinucs. 
>   Fig 8.3 Growth in cost of nuclear power plants and
> growth in number of regulatory documents.
>   Fig 8.4 Growth in required nuclear plant
> documentation
>   So, "-the bottom line of the financial balance
> sheet." (below) requires only deregulation (as with
> the cost of health care). In both, the burdensome
> regulation does not help public safety, but only
> perpetuates parasitic salaries. 
>   Point this out on electricity bills!
>   Howard Long   
> Dan W McCarn <hotgreenchile at gmail.com> wrote:
>         st1\:*{behavior:url(#default#ieooui) }      
>          Hi - There is a new article in Arms Control
> Today (May 2007) about issues and problems with the
> development of nuclear power.  Only the first three
> paragraphs are cited below.  As I mentioned in an
> earlier posting, the issues related to CO2 emissions
> are not just the possibility of climate change or
> the politics but the reality that the economics of
> CO2 are pushing the major energy companies to
> seriously consider the bottom line on the financial
> balance sheet.  The majors are turning to methods of
> minimizing CO2 emissions whether through
> sequestration, improved energy efficiency, or
> alternate energy.  Since I work for one of the
> “majors”, I know that the orders have gone down to
> seriously consider development impact with regards
> CO2 in every sector of the business.
>   So Jerry, it’s not just hysteria.  This is
> business and the focus is on the bottom line of the
> financial balance sheet!
>   Dan W McCarn, Geologist
>   Albuquerque & Houston

What are the facts? Again and again and again – what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking,. . . avoid opinion, [and] care not what the neighbors think, . . .what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts!” 
 "Time Enough for Love," Robert Heinlein, 1973

-- John
John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
e-mail:  crispy_bird at yahoo.com

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