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#1 Feb 09 2012 at 12:55 PM Rating: Excellent
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Homer Simpsons of the US, rejoice!

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday approved construction of the first new nuclear reactors to be built in the United States since 1978. The commission’s board approved the decision by a 4-1 vote, with its chairman Gregory B. Jaczko casting the dissenting vote.

The new reactors will be added to the Vogtle plant outside of Waynesboro, Ga., and operated by Southern Co. The reactors will use light water technology developed by Westinghouse. The new reactors could be in full operation by 2016, according to Southern. The reactors will together generate 2,200 MW, enough to power almost 1.8 million homes.


I know exactly where that is. Actually, it made me feel a bit nostalgiac; from a hill about a mile from my house when I was growing up, you could actually see the cooling towers of Plant Vogtle in the distance, two counties away. Burke County where it is located is also really wealthy because of all the nuclear engineers, and the high school there had the nickname "The Mall" because it was so cavernous on the inside.

Edited, Feb 9th 2012 2:02pm by catwho
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#2 Feb 09 2012 at 1:00 PM Rating: Excellent
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This is Obama's fault.
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#3 Feb 09 2012 at 1:00 PM Rating: Excellent
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Funny how every step of the process I say "Hey, look at that; just like Obama said he wanted to see done" and every step of the way the usual suspects stomp their feet and insist none of it is really happening.

Anyway, cue the usual suspects.
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#6 Feb 09 2012 at 1:41 PM Rating: Excellent
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Anyway, cue the usual suspects.
Too little. Not enough nukes.
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#7 Feb 09 2012 at 1:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Obama's actually doing what he promised? The gall!
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Right now, the latest crop of freshman engineering students from Georgia Tech is suddenly switching their major over to "nuclear studies."

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From "Russian Literature Studies"?
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From "Russian Literature Studies"?


Silly Joph. GA Tech doesn't have any other majors besides "some flavor of engineering" and "football fan."
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Russian Literature Engineering?

Or Russian Engineering Literature! Learn to write tech manuals in Cyrillic!

Edited, Feb 9th 2012 2:24pm by Jophiel
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In haiku form, comrade.
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Jophiel wrote:
Funny how every step of the process I say "Hey, look at that; just like Obama said he wanted to see done" and every step of the way the usual suspects stomp their feet and insist none of it is really happening.


Never said that none of it *is* happening. I've always questioned the degree to which Obama is the cause of any outcomes with regard to building nuclear power plants. You love to point at this one pair of reactors on this one plant site, but the reality is that this specific site and plans were approved in 2008, set in motion back in 2006, under a consortium formed in 2004, and utilizing a DOE pro-nuclear energy program created in 2002. All Obama did was *not* block approval and construction on something that was already well under way by the time he took office.

Obama stuck to Bush's plan with regard to Iraq too. And he's kept open Guantanamo. I'm well aware that he's had to allow things he didn't like to go forward because trying to stop them would have been nearly impossible (and foolish). The reality is that his support for nuclear energy is tepid at best. It's why he typically buries anything related to that energy inside larger energy plans/reports/whatever. He knows that nuclear power is so unpopular by many of his supporters that he can't risk alienating them by appearing to give more than lip service to it.


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Anyway, cue the usual suspects.


Wouldn't want to disappoint you. Of course, I read the title of the thread and immediate thought: "Cue Joph making some broad pronouncement about how this means Obama really is pro-nuclear power after all". So you predicting me doing something in response to you doing a predictable action isn't exactly a shocker.
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Too bad Joph didn't make the thread doofus.
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Too bad Joph didn't make the thread doofus.


I didn't say he did. I said that he would post in it with his usual stock spiel. And he did.
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I've always questioned the degree to which Obama is the cause of any outcomes with regard to building nuclear power plants. You love to point at this one pair of reactors on this one plant site, but the reality is that this specific site and plans were approved in 2008, set in motion back in 2006, under a consortium formed in 2004, and utilizing a DOE pro-nuclear energy program created in 2002.

Yeah, I discredited that little argument last time but good job parroting it again Smiley: laugh
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I wouldn't have been disappointed to not see you sitting on the GOP's shoulder and squawking. Shocked maybe. Not disappointed.

Edited, Feb 9th 2012 5:03pm by Jophiel
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#17 Feb 09 2012 at 5:27 PM Rating: Good
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Is this Uranium based technology, or Thorium? Because as far as I know, Thorium is safer to handle, much less hazardous all around, and can't produce weapon's grade material.
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#18 Feb 09 2012 at 5:31 PM Rating: Excellent
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If it can't power a Flux Capacitor then I ain't interested.
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If it can't power a Flux Capacitor then I ain't interested.


Get six of these babies and we've got a 1.21 gigawatt ticket back to whenever DeLoreans were popular.
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#20 Feb 10 2012 at 4:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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If it can't power a Flux Capacitor then I ain't interested.


It can. 2200 MW > 1.21 GW
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Hold the phone! When did this happen?
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Hold the phone! When did this happen?


Did it ever? I just kinda assumed.
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#23 Feb 10 2012 at 5:53 AM Rating: Good
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GA-tech (ME) friend of mine works for southern nuclear, and I'm most pleased for him at this development.


Also, look at those comments. People are still pants on head retarded about nuclear energy.
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#24 Feb 10 2012 at 5:54 AM Rating: Excellent
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Your first mistake was reading the comments.
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#25 Feb 10 2012 at 5:56 AM Rating: Good
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I like that one guy arguing with everyone.

Go George Carlin, go.

Fight the stupid as other George Carlins have done before you.

Edited, Feb 10th 2012 5:01am by Tarub
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Wouldn't want to disappoint you. Of course, I read the title of the thread and immediate thought: "Cue Joph making some broad pronouncement about how this means Obama really is pro-nuclear power after all". So you predicting me doing something in response to you doing a predictable action isn't exactly a shocker.
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