DailyDirt: Drill, Baby, Drill!

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Hindsight makes it easy to criticize decisions that were made that, in retrospect, seem foolish. The word 'tsunami' was coined by the Japanese, and yet a nuclear power plant apparently wasn't designed to fully withstand one (and an associated earthquake). Lots of folks have asked: "How could they not see this coming?" But it's not that simple, and a nuclear power plant isn't the only energy facility that can devastate the environment. Let's not forget the BP Oil Spill. As a reminder, here are some interesting links about the Gulf of Mexico and the still-unfolding aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Filed Under: bp oil spill, deepwater horizon, dolphins, gulf of mexico, microbial spit
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    okwhen (profile), 19 Mar 2011 @ 2:03am

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    After reading your article I became acutely aware of your bias toward nuclear energy. You are simply following a set pattern of deflection resulting in additional irrelevant material to the mix. The news uses the exact method. Now in your reply your first thought it to defend nuclear energy. I never indicated my thoughts on nuclear energy I only pointed out the fact that comparing the Gulf oil spill to a nuclear release is ridiculous.

    Your entire response is debating nuclear power as an energy source. Your hidden agenda is transparent therefore, allow me to redirect your process. I worked as a contract instrument engineer for the majority of corporations. My works included nuclear, oil, gas, refineries, chemical, etc and this is absolutely the most inefficient fail safe emergency response in my career. Are their hospitals and other emergency centers backup generators built at ground level. The entire facility is designed for efficiency; small foot print, shared resources, spent fuel rods storage, etc. However, the design disregards safety with regards to well known possible natural events.

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