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[aprssig] (OT) Nuclear Energy

Mark Cheavens mcheavens at usa.net
Thu Sep 20 03:45:49 UTC 2007

I would however argue that if the countries that DO already have the 
technology, would provide the technology in the form of pre-built 
assembly line fashioned/cookie cutter nuclear power plants to the 
countries that need power the most (also this would reduce our costs 
per unit built) and RUN the plants/GIVE the energy away, then those 
countries would NOT need to spend the time and effort to LEARN how to 
do it themselves. They WILL do it. We will NOT have any control at that point.


The problem with Nuclear energy is that the countries that are
>on the steep uphill side of the energy demand curve are the ones
>that need energy the most.  There are something like 80
>countries on that list that are trying to develop nuclear power.
>But once  you develop the infrastructure to run Nuclear power,
>you also can develop nukes.
>Problem is, our Nuclear non-proliferation treaties are only with
>the big players, and that is falling apart rapidly now with
>what, 8 players?   It is impossible to assure any meaningful
>compliance or monitoring of 10 times that many small players,
>and have any hope of keeping the genie in the bottle.  Once the
>kooks and fanatics get hold of them, then today's problems with
>the terrorists looks like a church picnic in comparison.
>Actually made a lot of sense...
>But I digress...
>Bob, WB4APR

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