McCain Touts Nuke Power at 'China Syndrome' Plant

McCain Touts Nuke Power at 'China Syndrome' Plant

Post by hk » Thu, 07 Aug 2008 11:05:44


McCain Touts Nuclear Power's Safety At Plant That Had a Partial Meltdown

(CBS)
 From CBS News' John Bentley:

(NEWPORT, MICH.) To show his support for nuclear power, John McCain
toured the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Plant here today, comparing the safety
of the plant to the Navy's warships he was stationed on.

"My experience with nuclear power goes back many years to being
stationed onboard the USS Enterprise, the first nuclear powered aircraft
carrier," he said. "I knew it was safe then, and I know its safe now."

The plant, 30 miles outside Detroit, hasn't always had the best safety
record. One of the reactors had a partial meltdown in 1966, and although
there were no injuries or release of radiation, the accident allegedly
led to the term China syndrome, after an engineer said the nuclear
reaction could go all the way to China.

McCain wants to build 45 nuclear power plants by 2030, although he
admits the storage of the spent fuel is a problem that still needs to be
dealt with.

Barack Obama has also expressed reservations about spent nuclear fuel,
and McCain sought to point out further differences between them.

"Sen. Obama has said that expanding our nuclear power plants, quote
'doesnt make sense for America,' unquote," he said. "He also says no to
nuclear storage and no to reprocessing. I could not disagree more."

Obamas stance on nuclear power, however, is somewhat more nuanced. Back
in December, he said I start off with the premise that nuclear energy
is not optimal...I am not a nuclear energy proponent, but today at his
town hall in Youngstown, Ohio, he seemed more open to the idea.

Well double the amount of our energy that comes from renewable sources
by the end of my first term, Obama said. It means finding safer ways
to use nuclear power and store nuclear waste.

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Anyone wanna bet the Old Geezer didn't even know about the troubles at
the Fermi plant?

 
 
 

McCain Touts Nuke Power at 'China Syndrome' Plant

Post by hk » Thu, 07 Aug 2008 11:18:15

Quote:

> McCain Touts Nuclear Power's Safety At Plant That Had a Partial Meltdown

> (CBS)
>  From CBS News' John Bentley:

> (NEWPORT, MICH.) To show his support for nuclear power, John McCain
> toured the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Plant here today, comparing the safety
> of the plant to the Navy's warships he was stationed on.

> "My experience with nuclear power goes back many years to being
> stationed onboard the USS Enterprise, the first nuclear powered aircraft
> carrier," he said. "I knew it was safe then, and I know its safe now."

> The plant, 30 miles outside Detroit, hasn't always had the best safety
> record. One of the reactors had a partial meltdown in 1966, and although
> there were no injuries or release of radiation, the accident allegedly
> led to the term China syndrome, after an engineer said the nuclear
> reaction could go all the way to China.

> McCain wants to build 45 nuclear power plants by 2030, although he
> admits the storage of the spent fuel is a problem that still needs to be
> dealt with.

> Barack Obama has also expressed reservations about spent nuclear fuel,
> and McCain sought to point out further differences between them.

> "Sen. Obama has said that expanding our nuclear power plants, quote
> 'doesnt make sense for America,' unquote," he said. "He also says no to
> nuclear storage and no to reprocessing. I could not disagree more."

> Obamas stance on nuclear power, however, is somewhat more nuanced. Back
> in December, he said I start off with the premise that nuclear energy
> is not optimal...I am not a nuclear energy proponent, but today at his
> town hall in Youngstown, Ohio, he seemed more open to the idea.

> Well double the amount of our energy that comes from renewable sources
> by the end of my first term, Obama said. It means finding safer ways
> to use nuclear power and store nuclear waste.

> ---------

> Anyone wanna bet the Old Geezer didn't even know about the troubles at
> the Fermi plant?

Oh...and as for nuclear power aboard ships...

Sub leak sparks radiation alarm

TOKYO: Water containing a small amount of radiation leaked from a US
nuclear-powered submarine that stopped by Japan earlier this year, the
US Navy and Japanese government said yesterday, prompting calls by civic
groups for full disclosure.

The leak, which was too small to have any impact on the environment, was
found during an inspection of the nuclear-powered Houston in Hawaii, the
Japanese Foreign Ministry said, citing information provided by the US
government.

The incident comes at a time when the United States has been trying to
allay fears over the planned stationing of nuclear-powered aircraft
carrier George Washington in Japan, the only country to have suffered
nuclear attacks.

A civic group opposed to the deployment of the George Washington said
the leak raises doubts about the safety of the US Navy's nuclear-powered
vessels.

"The claim...that the US Navy's nuclear-powered vessels are safe and are
not susceptible to radiation leaks has completely broken down," said a
lawyer representing the group.

Many Japanese are sensitive about the use of nuclear power by military
forces. The Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki came under nuclear
attack from the US at the end of the Second World War in August 1945.

The radiation leak from the Houston came to light after an incident last
month, when the submarine was in dry dock,

A spokesman for Commander Submarine Forces, Pacific in Pearl Harbor,
said more than a gallon of water that contained a small amount of
radioactivity spilled out from a pipe onto a crew member of the Houston.
But no contamination was found on the sailor.

It was unclear when the radiation leak had started, and whether there
had been any leak while the Houston was in Sasebo in southern Japan from
late March to early April.

"But seeing as we couldn't rule it out, we notified the government of
Japan," he said.

"It was a very minute amount, and there was never any danger to the
reactor of the ship or to the crew of the ship, or for that matter to
the public," he added.

Twenty-four hour radiation monitoring conducted by the Japanese
government had revealed no irregularities, the Japanese Foreign Ministry
said.

The aircraft carrier George Washington is scheduled to arrive in
Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo, late next month. A fire broke out on board
the nuclear-powered carrier in May, adding to concerns about the ship's
safety. The US Navy replaced the George Washington's captain after the
incident.

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And let's not forget the Thresher...

You'd think an Old Geezer like McCain would remember these events...if
it didn't have Alzheimer's.

:>)

 
 
 

McCain Touts Nuke Power at 'China Syndrome' Plant

Post by Larr » Fri, 08 Aug 2008 04:19:34



Quote:
> McCain wants to build 45 nuclear power plants by 2030, although he
> admits the storage of the spent fuel is a problem that still needs to be
> dealt with.

No problem at all......

We simply glassify the waste, a technology that already exists, then build
a mile wide no-man's-zone all the way from Tijuana to Matamoros on our side
of the Mexican border filled with this nuclear waste that will guard our
border from crossers at no cost to the American taxpayer, with out building
guard towers, hiring border guards, risking a single law enforcement life
for 24,000 years.

At points where legal crossing to/from Mexico are allowed, on our side of
the checkpoints far enough away to prevent irradiating border crossing
guards and inspectors, we put a gap in the radioactive wall just wide
enough to allow humans INSIDE HIGH SPEED VEHICLES, traveling over 70 mph,
to pass through the radioactive wall, only picking up a few Roentgens per
pass to add to their lifetime radiation totals.  Illegals on foot, moving
in slow vehicles packed in cattle cars, won't make it to our side of the
wall and will be found dead when opened.  Illegals and their cayotes
crossing the blocks won't make it 50 yards before their terribly
radioactive bodies are cooked from the inside out, along with several
species of killer bees and other unwanted vermin species that try to cross
the radioactive wall, solving more than the immigration problem to the
delight of US farmers....all without spraying anything special to make
Monsanto any richer.

The 45 new plants can make a very valuable contribution to the Radioactive
Wall to protect the Mexican border.  Once that border is secured, the
Canadian Radioactive Wall construction can begin, sealing up another wide
open corridor used by the US government's band of Illuminati overlords to
import arab terrorists for false flag attacks on our own people....

Build the plants.  We need the spent fuel as well as the POWER!

 
 
 

McCain Touts Nuke Power at 'China Syndrome' Plant

Post by hk » Fri, 08 Aug 2008 04:32:44

Quote:



>> McCain wants to build 45 nuclear power plants by 2030, although he
>> admits the storage of the spent fuel is a problem that still needs to be
>> dealt with.

> No problem at all......

> We simply glassify the waste, a technology that already exists, then build
> a mile wide no-man's-zone all the way from Tijuana to Matamoros on our side
> of the Mexican border filled with this nuclear waste that will guard our
> border from crossers at no cost to the American taxpayer, with out building
> guard towers, hiring border guards, risking a single law enforcement life
> for 24,000 years.

> At points where legal crossing to/from Mexico are allowed, on our side of
> the checkpoints far enough away to prevent irradiating border crossing
> guards and inspectors, we put a gap in the radioactive wall just wide
> enough to allow humans INSIDE HIGH SPEED VEHICLES, traveling over 70 mph,
> to pass through the radioactive wall, only picking up a few Roentgens per
> pass to add to their lifetime radiation totals.  Illegals on foot, moving
> in slow vehicles packed in cattle cars, won't make it to our side of the
> wall and will be found dead when opened.  Illegals and their cayotes
> crossing the blocks won't make it 50 yards before their terribly
> radioactive bodies are cooked from the inside out, along with several
> species of killer bees and other unwanted vermin species that try to cross
> the radioactive wall, solving more than the immigration problem to the
> delight of US farmers....all without spraying anything special to make
> Monsanto any richer.

> The 45 new plants can make a very valuable contribution to the Radioactive
> Wall to protect the Mexican border.  Once that border is secured, the
> Canadian Radioactive Wall construction can begin, sealing up another wide
> open corridor used by the US government's band of Illuminati overlords to
> import arab terrorists for false flag attacks on our own people....

> Build the plants.  We need the spent fuel as well as the POWER!

That's the*** Cheney approach, right?   :>)