Nuclear Power? Yes or No

Feel free to debate any issues you wish here. Warning: The topics discussed and their content may on occassion offend some.

Is nuclear power a good thing?

Yes
11
58%
No
8
42%
 
Total votes : 19

Postby Dan » Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:19 pm

Hydroelectric is the best form of renewable energy that's not dangerous, I think we should build lots more dams.
Image
Dan
The Cat's Pajamas !!
 
Posts: 1711
Joined: Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:48 pm
Location: UK, England, Watford

Postby eastlondonluke » Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:57 pm

THIS IS TURNING INTO A BIT OF A SCIENCE LESSON :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
eastlondonluke
Splendiferous Member
 
Posts: 555
Joined: Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:15 pm
Location: london

Postby intowiz » Sun Jun 24, 2007 6:21 pm

yes dan but that would mean flooding more land
"Dance on, lads, you're young; I was once."
Old manx sailor, Moby dick
User avatar
intowiz
The Cat's Pajamas !!
 
Posts: 1471
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:43 am

Postby Syrons » Sun Jun 24, 2007 6:34 pm

I know most people want our country to be like holland, smoke drugs, girls in windows, hardly any laws so and so but having damns and flooding our country by doing so is getting pretty exteme :D , We may as well all wear clogs to get ready for the transition :P
User avatar
Syrons
Mega Poster
 
Posts: 448
Joined: Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:56 pm
Location: Colchester

Postby intowiz » Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:19 pm

i wouldnt mind england being more like amsterdam.
"Dance on, lads, you're young; I was once."
Old manx sailor, Moby dick
User avatar
intowiz
The Cat's Pajamas !!
 
Posts: 1471
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:43 am

Postby Dork_Lord » Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:49 pm

Hydroelectricity isn't a bad form of power, I saw an impressive dam and plant which supplies enough energy for a small town, (it powers dumfries when on). However the amount of power is quite good enough for the land lost to flooding.

Personally I think nuclear power is the way to go, if we bury the nuclear waste deep, (I.E down some deep mine shafts or somewhere), and put safety measures in to avoid catastrophic accidents, as most renewable sources do not provide nearly enough power.
User avatar
Dork_Lord
Splendiferous Member
 
Posts: 538
Joined: Fri Dec 15, 2006 11:43 am
Location: Cardiff

Postby Page » Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:18 am

Nuclear is the power source of the future. Hydrogen has potential and is by far the cleanest possible fuel (the only byproduct is pure water) but true efficiency is still several decades away.

Chernobyl was an unfortunate event, but it was caused by negligence and faulty, outdated soviet equipment. There is a risk of contamination (the Chernobyl area will not be 100% clean for another 900 years) but modern technology (such as pebble-bed style reactors) makes that risk a lot lower.

Nuclear waste is a concern, but it can be reprocessed back into fuel with modern equipment (France has been doing that for some time in their nuclear program). There is also the option of dropping irreclaimable waste into a tectonic subduction zone where it will eventually be pulled down into the mantle.
User avatar
Page
Mega Poster
 
Posts: 459
Joined: Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:54 am
Location: Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Postby intowiz » Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:26 am

i am not down nwith digging waste
"Dance on, lads, you're young; I was once."
Old manx sailor, Moby dick
User avatar
intowiz
The Cat's Pajamas !!
 
Posts: 1471
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:43 am

Postby Henri » Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:15 pm

Safe, efficiently run nuclear power stations look set to be immensely beneficial to this country, and to the whole world. We are slightly backward at present, due to the fact that we do not have them, when countries such as France, Germany, Austria and Italy are all making use of nuclear power, without the commonly associated negative repercussions.

The likelyhood of another Chernobyl disaster is slim to nil. As Dan stated, the technology has improved considerably, thus creating a range of possibilities in regard to the utilization of nuclear power.
Henri
Forum Master
 
Posts: 233
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:19 pm
Location: Reading, U.K

Previous

Return to Debate Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron