Arguing the case for Nuclear Power

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Arguing the case for Nuclear Power

Postby SimonBelt » 02 Jan 2012, 13:17

At a recent public discussion on Nuclear Power organised by the Manchester Salon as part of the Manchester Science and Battle of Ideas festivals (Oct 2011), there seemed to be something of disconnect between industry insiders and the wider public. It's not that the public were hostile to Nuclear Power but that the questions they raised seemed to have a different content of subject than the way the speakers understood the topics.

I would be interested to learn how to focus the discussion to better connect the language used by an audience trained in environmentalist thinking, with industry specialists who don't necessarily appreciate the Green content of the language used. Maybe have a look at the video of the discussion at http://www.manchestersalon.org.uk/fukushima-future-of-nuclear-energy-oct-2011.html, and let me know how you think it could be bridged. I was thinking of returning to the discussion by focussing on the pros and cons between advocates of various forms of power generation and focing Nuclear Power advocates to respond to the content behind the language of skeptics.

Cheers, Simon Belt
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Re: Arguing the case for Nuclear Power

Postby NuclearSpeak » 03 Jan 2012, 11:38

How safe is nuclear energy? It’s a question people are asking after the accident in Japan. Although no U.S. nuclear facilities face earthquakes or tsunamis of the intensity that occurred in Japan, and the probability of a Fukushima type occurring here is extremely small, electric utilities as well as the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission have aggressively responded to make America’s nuclear energy facilities even safer.
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