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The casing run and doing this -- zero I'm enjoying it there I think maybe -- -- it made it I think you're it could be from the sounds a lot better.
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People but you know we are really monitoring the situation in Japan and what are the things that so.
Incredibly scary is -- It could happen here kind of thing that have we.
Have we taken care of all of our nuclear power plants to the point where we wouldn't have you -- worried about this now case in point.
The problem with the nuclear power plant in Fukushima Dai -- in 1980 is.
That they -- difference not make you.
I don't think -- earthquake really was the issue well first of all the there is that is that we we have to approach it with somebody was saying on the previous show intelligent debate.
You can debate this all you want but if you're only knowledge about nuclear power seeing the movie the China syndrome or watching movies -- would.
Then then you're in big trouble and -- I have.
Read a lot I've gone to a lot of seminars about it I think one of the biggest mistakes people make is.
It's it's like comparing a model T Ford.
To a current -- Ferrari.
Our -- nuclear power plants like Chernobyl where it had no containment area.
Which by the way.
Afterwards United States contributed 200 million dollars to the Russians to build a containment area and -- sarcophagus over but it was never finished and nobody really knows what happened to that money.
Who I didn't know that I don't want to get tangential here OK -- -- but that's just leading into what we're gonna do financially to help.
To help the Japanese -- I'd say that most Americans have not traveled around the world but their money seems to all the time itself as far as I -- -- you know go ahead -- because I want to inflict.
Certainly change your name to another golden -- fifth Nevada but let.
You -- -- -- Fukushima.
Plant is a good illustration of just how safe even.
Somewhat outdated nuclear technology is -- the diesel generators that that they're using that failed.
Right -- to provide the cooling system when that when the plane went down our our outdated and what we use here is is that you can't even tell us how article that nuclear power plant right if -- nuclear power has gone down right.
None of the clintons -- was I was gonna say -- but that it talked about this are perfect storm of natural disasters here with once a century.
Earthquake followed by.
2030 foot tsunami -- of and yet we're not talking about.
This very rare event leaving too.
Significant deaths -- -- sickness so far we've we don't have any any human casualties.
If this is sort of the the Black -- type of event.
Visit long -- very unlikely disaster.
In terms of the risks posed by nuclear power generation and it may not result many deaths or even any illnesses -- it seems -- certainly if you compare it to.
Steve the risks of of the inaction both economic consequences of not including nuclear -- your energy portfolio in the the -- actual death tolls of activities like coal mining and and oil exploration and even so called green and he put.
-- about to oil have BP just talk.
Every hour brings up another issue is that you know is is simply the lesser of the evils the nuclear power what or is -- this really a godsend nuclear power.
-- -- All right I think it's going to be -- it has to be the way of the future again.
That people they're they're politicians are talking about another Chernobyl first -- -- Chernobyl.
Use graphite instead of water.
To cool there was going to be a fire so what happened was the -- caught on fire.
Because the smoke.
There was no containment area so it got into the air so we really can't have another Chernobyl with a plan like this because it's contain them because we use watered -- To cool it.
Not even be approximate or reveal like -- convection oven instead of watching what what would they use ground fight.
When water is just no those start coming statement.
Don't have all the answers but I didn't find out about that when you totally he.
She -- -- you can actually say things like that probably cheaper -- never presenting Fox News but more of the the I -- I have.
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-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- The victims of the earthquake and I'll take a look at our -- Because of the Fukushima nuclear plant.
-- -- Hollywood actors are in danger.
How many other nuclear power plants are shut down and it was a risk for the meltdown is very important and you can check out -- -- the -- interactive map to see the epicenter of the earthquake.
The hardest hit areas -- history of the natural disasters like this when it is a once in a 300 year kind of earthquake and one little story -- -- the other -- -- about.
You know all of these mega -- coming within the last six years and it really is a little scary.
Because I cover religion and they're thinking well maybe I don't think the Nostradamus and may be right up like that but there's also the foxnews.com -- you signed -- much to look at team because it's -- in light of Japan.
Should the US reevaluate its own nuclear energy policy.
I was what we're -- -- talking about right now you know is it important that our nuclear power plants are secure yes I think we should reevaluate or no we shouldn't change -- standards -- not sure.
As I understand us our standards are pretty good I mean -- -- when she.
Yet that the standards.
Are are good in that their high that the bureaucratic process is banned in that it's.
But essentially it -- -- -- -- impenetrable.
There there's one new plant that may come on -- than that I think Tennessee Valley Authority in the in coming years.
But effectively nuclear powers is -- is done in the in the US which is.
And irrational in terms of video we're just talking before about -- to look more honestly the economic and health risk on a cost benefit -- yes but.
It always seems that in response to reactions to sort of visceral.
Human emotional reaction we have to something like Three Mile Island like the deep water horizon explosion.
Like the catalog of disasters and in Japan at the moment including that things -- clear threat.
Is to say OK well our our policy reaction.
We we -- to is to to make use of that to make some sense of this tragedy.
And I -- in an effort to make sure that it never happens again no matter what the cost of the policies that we implement to to try to.
To reach that so with deep -- horizon.
No more no more offshore drilling.
As if offshore drilling suddenly became more dangerous because of the accident.
Conversely can actually become safer because -- begin to learn things about.
Why and how.
Fail safes can sometimes fail.
Unfortunately it's a lot of times not until the accident we understand what the problems for a minute resented I think it was a situation and the forties or fifties I remember when this was.
But in airports where they were discovering that.
Planes were crashing in but never realize is that the air turbulence caused by half a larger plane going before a smaller plane actually could crash the smaller fine.
Well they didn't know that until planes crashed.
That this may be the same situation and nuclear power plant you don't know things.
Until something wrong happens because human beings unfortunately I just pulled the team -- they don't know anything they can't they don't know contingencies that what is six.
-- listed as that of course -- in the last 3040 years we've.
Not had the benefit of unfettered investment research and development in nuclear power generation so we're we're still effectively in the seventies or eighties in terms of what we know about.
How to safeguard these plants.
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