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Old 03-24-2011, 02:58 PM
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I did a research paper on Nuclear vs Other power sources when I was in 5th grade. Nuclear was clearly the best power source then, according to my research. I'm guessing it hasn't changed.

I vote for Nuke Juice!
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:31 PM
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I'm not opposed to nuclear. it has a place, it produces a lot of energy at a lower cost and uses fewer natural resources, but it is more than what is needed for most of America. if you take a city the size of Nashville and the power it needs nuclear doesn't make sense to me. natural gas can do the trick. if you look at NYC or LA nuclear starts to make more sense. nuclear also fits cities with heavy industrial demands like Detroit.
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:59 PM
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:01 AM
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Trivia for those of you that stayed w/ me on my memory lane tour of my jobs past...no cheating or googling it.... What was the name of the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb? If your a smartie pants and know that, tell me who flew it and where the name came from! To end this rant with a bang (pun intended) what was the name of the bomb??
Enola Gay
Col. Paul Tibbets (he died a few years ago)
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Little Boy

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Richard Rhodes won a Pulitzer for his The Making of The Atomic Bomb. It is a very detailed book. Hard to read but worth it.
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:46 AM
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Enola Gay
Col. Paul Tibbets (he died a few years ago)
His mother
Little Boy

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Richard Rhodes won a Pulitzer for his The Making of The Atomic Bomb. It is a very detailed book. Hard to read but worth it.
Do we know if any of the crews who flew the two missions were affected by the radiation from the bomb blasts even though they were in the planes? I was reading about the Japanese survivors...how a lot of them died later from leukemia and "solid" cancers.

Even though I know logically there ARE going to be casualties of war, both military and civilian, it's sad and heartbreaking to see the human devastation we (mankind) wreak against each other.
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:08 PM
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i grew up in a nuclear town .... we did have to have meltdown procedures and get a sign-off on KI pills every year, but other than that there were no issues ... plus, once people get over my extra ear and one nostril, they really do stop staring all the time ..
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The guy that runs xkcd.com put this together & I thought it was worht sharing:

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Old 03-25-2011, 07:11 PM
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^^^
that's a cool chart .. the use of millisieverts and microsieverts can be a little confusing at points, but pretty cool ...
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