California power ... unplugged.

Dan Hollis goemon at
Sun Apr 29 02:02:28 UTC 2001

On Sat, 28 Apr 2001, Nathan Stratton wrote:
> On Sat, 28 Apr 2001, Roger Marquis wrote:
> > Roeland's diatribe should be the tip-off.  "Just build more {power
> > plants, freeways, nuclear, etc.}" will only get us more {acid rain
> > sterilized lakes, urban blight, Chernobyl radiated milk, Mexico
> > City smog, ...}.
> Sorry, but nukes are clean and safe. Sure people have died from nukes,
> but millions have died from producing coal for plants. Why do we build
> coal plants and not nukes? Because people don't care if OTHERS die, if
> 100,000 people a year die from digging coal they are not in your
> community, that is better then the risk to THEM however small.
> You should look at the numbers of people in the US that die powering coal
> plants and the number that have died in coal fired plants.

Roger should also compare the amount of radiation released by properly
running nuclear plant to the amount of radiation released by coal fired
power plants. Coal fired power plants release tons of radioactive thorium
and uranium into the air every year.


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