[ RadSafe ] Rational Thought
sjd at swcp.com
Tue Oct 4 20:37:48 CDT 2011
Sternglass, Gould, and Mangano are charlatans. Other than
your own literary output do you have a "referenced study" for any of
your claims? Of course not.
"I have," "I have" --- Is there anything you *haven't* done?
At 12:35 PM 10/4/2011, you wrote:
>The disposal of the waste and the cost of this must surely be part
>of any efficiency of the process to generate electricity. The
>efficiency of a electricity generation process must be of the form:
>(Price of Energy generated over the lifespan of plant)/ (real costs
>including health effects for all time of waste and uranium tailings,
>mining and refining uranium fuel, isotope separation, building,
>operating, fueling, and disposal of waste and decommissioning)
>It is not a political matter. It is straight economics or if you
>like physics, work put in / work taken out.
>You could do the same for coal. I dont know where you got your
>figures for cancers near a coal fired plant, but I have examined the
>cancer deaths near one coal fired plant and they are no different
>from expected. Do you have a referenced study? There are no child
>cancers near coal fired plants but there certainly are near nuclear
>plants (e.g. Sellafield, KiKK Germany). The US put the opportunity
>cost of a child cancer at 1 million dollars. I have shown
>statistically significant increases in cancers, particularly breast
>cancer downwind of two nuclear plants in the UK and Sternglass and
>Gould and Joe Mangano have published results showing the same in the
>USA downwind of all nuclear plants in the USA using County
>data. These results are in the peer review literature. I have also
>found increases in infant mortality downwind of one nuclear plant in the UK.
>Im not saying that coal plants are great. We need to have less
>electricity generation generally, it is very wasteful. And I agree
>that coal mining is a nasty business which kills the miners in many
>ways. But wind power is great. Something for nothing. And solar
>power also. The storage problem is easily soluble. Another way is
>compressed air and turbines. Very efficient. You compress air into
>cylinders and recover it by turbine generation. There is no dQ/T loss.
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