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

Muckerheide, Jim (CDA) Jim.Muckerheide at state.ma.us
Tue May 8 14:21:56 CDT 2007


"Less than half."

Regards, Jim 

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>[mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On Behalf Of John Jacobus
>Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 2:42 PM
>To: howard long; HotGreenChile at gmail.com; 'Jerry Cohen'; 
>'Franz "Schönhofer'; 'Otto G. Raabe'; 'Dukelow, James S Jr'; 
>'Kai Kaletsch'; 'Radsafe'
>Cc: 'Dan McCarn'
>Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Re: Risks and Realities: The "New 
>Nuclear EnergyRevival"
>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
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