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Growing calls to "put the brakes" on nuclear power (NLR -12.7%) in the wake of the Japan...

Growing calls to "put the brakes" on nuclear power (NLR -12.7%) in the wake of the Japan disaster are sinking uranium stocks: DNN -24%, URRE -21.7%, UEC -16.7%, CCJ -16.4%, URG -14.7%. Solar and wind power stocks jump: TSL +8.1%, LDK +5.1%, APWR +4.9%, FSLR +4.3%, JASO +3.6%, STP +3.2%, SPWRA +1.3%.
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  • GreenRiver
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    Knee jerk reaction.

     

    An accident at a 40 year old power plant doesn't really change the need for non-fossil fuel energy resources, nor does it indict current design and construction methods.

     

    It also doesn't change the fact that, absent better storage technology than batters, wind and solar are not acceptable alternatives for base load capacity. We will rely on fossil fuels and nuke for base load for the forseeable future.
    14 Mar 2011, 10:40 AM Reply Like
  • steamoil
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    There is no reason to put the brakes on nuclear power plants now or in the future .Anyone who suggests that is an idiot. there are enough safeguards in place to warn of possible disasters and/or radiation leaks.If people weren't living in a dream world, we would have more coal plants operating , and on the drawing boards for future power generation. Having actually worked on power plants in the construction of them I can say that they are the way to go.Solar and wind just don't cut it. What really needs to be done, is to monitor those countries like China, India, and other emerging nations that have little regard for the environment.Nukes should be built away from geological faults, and built inland as far as practical so as not to be near oceanic damages
    14 Mar 2011, 11:26 AM Reply Like
  • Duude
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    You just knew this would embolden the anti-nuke contingent. Surely, network TV or cable will replay the "China syndrome" again. So predictable. If anything, this will lead to better designs. Additional backup cooling systems are critical to the future of nuclear energy.
    14 Mar 2011, 11:33 AM Reply Like
  • Snowboard 2k01
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    There is a safe and effective antidote for Radiation Poisoning.

     

    CBLI
    14 Mar 2011, 12:24 PM Reply Like
  • wind4me
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    safe and effective antidote for Radiation Poisoning??? Congratulations, you take the IDIOT AWARD for the week!!!
    16 Mar 2011, 10:29 AM Reply Like
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