Showing posts with label Poem. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Poem. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

DualPost: Nuclear Cleanup Taxes-Lisa Gibbs on EPA

Lisa Gibbs give telling arguments on how big business experiments on the Public when the Government Agencies such as the EPA turn a blind eye.

The video where she talks about the St Louis Westlake Landfill and the health and safety concerns of the local residents. starts around 13.10 and goes on to talk about thinking out of the box by the Westlake Landfill Group who asked for the United Nations assistance in suing the EPA.

FYI the Manhattan Project nuclear waste was created for the Atomic Nuclear Bomb in St Louis during the Manhattan Project and dropped on Japan long ago, which President Obama just brought to the forefront of the news media on his last visit to Japan.

Spice Solar shares this tidbit of info:

New nuclear technology and safety procedures will hopefully prevent another disaster (although that’s what we thought after TMI). But what happens at a plant that isn’t crippled by a disaster? Surprisingly, even cleaning up existing nuclear plants is outrageously expensive. Ever wonder why every electric bill has a line item called “Nuclear Decommissioning?” It costs about $750 million to shut down existing plants in a process that can take 20 years or more. Around the world, nuclear plant operators have budgeted over $1 trillion dollars to clean up existing nuclear reactors (think about how many solar panels and batteries we can buy for $1 trillion dollars).

Once they are up and running, the economics of a nuclear plant are pretty good. But they are expensive to build, expensive to decommission, and outrageously expensive to clean up after a disaster. Compare that to a “solar spill” – which is basically a very sunny day. For these economic reasons, from a utility’s perspective the pendulum has swung completely way from nuclear power towards solar. Please join me on this week’s Energy Show as we delve into the long term costs of nuclear energy.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

In a perfect world - remediation poem

Fukushima >Only thing missing is the bags of nuclear waste that are being stockpiled

Imagine for a moment,
a perfect world.

A perfect world of remediation in which
there was no need for regulatory push,
the PRPs always take the high ground
to clean up sites voluntarily,
and they do not litigate to delay;

A perfect world of remediation in which
the sources can always be found with certainty,
and the contaminant plumes
always self remediate intrinsically
or the presumptive remedy was
indeed the best technology for the site;

A perfect world of remediation in which
the stakeholders’ concerns were
always addressed early and often,
there were economies of scale up,
there was no Valley of Death
and the investors always made enough profits.

Now, wake up,
stop imagining
and look around carefully
remembering that imagining
an ideal world is just an escape,
from the real world.

But, before you despair,
ask yourself how and act to
transform the real world
into the one you just imagined.
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