[ RadSafe ] True or False -
maurysis at peoplepc.com
Mon Feb 20 22:25:47 CST 2012
All too true, but hopefully those views are slowly changing -- partly by
virtue of work by people on this list.
On 2/20/2012 6:02 PM, Brent Rogers wrote:
> I don't believe that the majority of the public would recognize the words 'inherently' and 'safe' used in tandem.
> Most I talk to don't realize that nuclear fuel heats water that makes steam that turns a turbine that cranks out Mw, but that the amps and volts on tap in their sockets are somehow neutrons. Also think that irradiation will make their food radioactive... It makes the job of the alarmists like Helen Caldicott very easy.
> Brent Rogers
> Sydney Australia
> Brevity alert: Sent from my iPad
> On 21/02/2012, at 10:45, Cmtimmpe at aol.com wrote:
>> I believe the majority of the public believe that nuclear reactors are
>> inherently save - the outcry after Fukushima was primarily from the known
>> anti-nuclear groups rather than people living around the nuclear plants.
>> Notwithstanding the accidents cited by Otto, there are only a small percent of
>> the population that shows major concerns about anything nuclear other than
>> the bombs. Unfortunately in the USA, the government has made it all too easy
>> for 'interveners' who are anti-nuclear anything to place major delays and
>> obstacles in the way of any nuclear project. They certainly do not have a
>> majority of people behind them - just know how to work the system.
>> Thank you,
>> Christopher M. Timm, PE
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