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#768 of 773 Re: Nuclear [brucej]
Apr 17, 2005 (2:56 pm)
How much time does it take to get one of these approved?
I think it will be approved. It is a very remote site accessible only by air. That gives it a better than average chance. The people are all for it, so you don't have NIMBY as you do in most areas of the USA. It will depend on how many environmental lawsuits hold it up in court is my best guess. If we could cut off the oil to a few environmental groups things would get done a lot sooner, for a lot less money.
#769 of 773 Re: Let's not make this a personal beef please [gagrice]
Apr 17, 2005 (3:00 pm)
This is conjecture on your part. Share some FACTS!
#770 of 773 Re: Nuclear [gagrice]
Apr 17, 2005 (3:01 pm)
You think it will be approved? Why? Where are your facts?
#771 of 773 I think this one is headed for retirement but...
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Apr 17, 2005 (3:12 pm)
I don't know that "dueling links" is going to sway anyone. But to pull a quote from your own source bruce...
"Oil futures show crude prices will stay close to $40 a barrel until 2011 because of rising demand, spurring investment in projects once considered to be marginal."
Given that the runup in the oil market has prices north of $50/bbl, I was kind of surprised to find that quote in the same story. If you wanted to paint the worst picture possible, you certainly cherry picked the right ones for your post bruce.
How about this gem from the same article?
Companies will produce 10.1 million barrels of oil a day by 2030 from projects in Canada and Qatar, more than Saudi Arabia does today, according to forecasts by the International Energy Agency in Paris. That's 8 percent of the world's total.
Sort of paints the picture a different way doesn't it?
So I guess we're back to having to agree to disagree about this. Once we got to the point of questioning people's sobriety and asking folks to "prove" things, I'm thinking were about ready for final comments in this one.
#772 of 773 Nuclear as an alternative to high fuel prices [brucej]
Apr 17, 2005 (3:17 pm)
The facts are these people are trying to resolve their dependence on oil. They ship all their diesel for electricity on barges. This is also very problematic for the environment. The only people that are against it currently are the villagers that were not picked to get the free reactor from Toshiba. It is kind of like the only native opposition to ANWR are the villages that will not benefit from the oil money.
The long winters without large volume transport requires the town to maintain very large fuel tanks - the total storage capacity is more than 3 million gallons between the town and the airport, which equates to more than 4,000 gallons for every resident.
Apr 17, 2005 (3:25 pm)
Nuclear is SO far afield from what I think the original intent of this topic was, that I think we're done. This is an automotive message board. Unless someone has proposed nuclear powered vehicles, I think discussion of nuclear power plants will have to take place elsewhere.
When this topic appeared, I assumed it was going to be about how increased gas prices would affect what we drive, how we drive, what vehicles we buy, what the manufacturers would come up with as far as new vehicles, alternative fuel vehicles. All of that stuff. We're hopelessly off into OPEC, ANWR, oil reserves, drilling, etc...
Time for this one to be put to rest.