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Old 02-09-2012, 08:52 PM   #1
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Am I really that predictable?

I was certain that the Fukushima incident would set back US nuclear power another 30 years just like TMI. But this is very exciting news, and hopefully, the shape of things to come.

To be honest, I'd wished that the US would adopt something more like the CANDU reactor model (which is capable of operating on a variety of fuels, including spent fuel from PWR/BWR reactors and the warheads of dismantled nuclear weapons) however the AP-1000 is still a very good design, and all of its systems have been proven in existing GenIII facilities, contrary to what Mr. Stephen Smith claims.
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Yes you are. And I'm just glad that peoples retardation did not get in the way of nuclear power in America.
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amazing.

The USA might stay a second world country.
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Now if we could just get a ------- oil refinery...
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What do you mean? The USA has a pretty fair number of oil refineries.

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What do you mean? The USA has a pretty fair number of oil refineries.

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Yeah, but none built in the last 30 or so years. We need more. I wish they would just build one in ND, then they wouldn't have to pipe oil all the way to the gulf, only to turn around and truck it back up.
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Permits are hard to come by to build a new facility anywhere. Rather than build new, most oil refining companies double, triple, quadruple the size or the existing facilities...hence the desire to build a pipeline from Canada to Houston. Its more economical to send product to Houston.

I'm happy for new nuclear.
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Yeah, but none built in the last 30 or so years. We need more. I wish they would just build one in ND, then they wouldn't have to pipe oil all the way to the gulf, only to turn around and truck it back up.
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Permits are hard to come by to build a new facility anywhere. Rather than build new, most oil refining companies double, triple, quadruple the size or the existing facilities...hence the desire to build a pipeline from Canada to Houston. Its more economical to send product to Houston.
Ah, 10-4 on the new construction aspect (assuming it's true; I haven't bothered to confirm but sounds more than plausible). I would think most of the pipelines would be headed for Cushing, but it would seem to make sense to have some additional capacity in ND.
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