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El Pais: Zorita demands another [nuclear power] plant (30-04-2006)
The mayor and a majority of residents of  Almonacid [de Zorita, site of the Zorita nuclear power plant] demand another plant in place of the one being closed today

Spain is closing its first nuclear power plant at 23.30 today in a programmed way. The José Cabrera plant, better known as Zorita, opened 38 years ago in what was then a destitute comarca [county], ends its life two years ahead of schedule. he closure, decided in 2001 by the PP government , comes in the midst of a debate on the future of atomic power. Sheltered by climate changge, defenders of nuclear [power plants] have launched a worldwide offensive as Oil prices set new records. Among them [defenders] is the majority of the  800 inhabitants of Almonacid de Zorita, a village depending almost exclusively on the plant. They demand anoter power plant.

Conclusion: NIMBY is bullshit, people get used to whatever they live with, be it wind farms or nuclear plants.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Apr 30th, 2006 at 05:52:30 AM EST
The two swedish towns of Forsmark and Oskarshamn, each home of a nuclear plant, are fighting to get the radioactive waste buried in their backyard. It is government work and it is longterm employment. Good for the town.

So I would say you are right. Nuclear plants are just another thing to get used to and once you are nuclear work is just like any other work.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sun Apr 30th, 2006 at 07:05:16 PM EST
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And that is just not some low level waste (which is like having an ordinary construction waste dump) but high level waste, the spent fuel itself.

I am rooting for the home team, go Forsmark! ;)

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Mon May 1st, 2006 at 07:43:14 AM EST
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So who will make the first pun on "glowing"?


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by Number 6 on Tue May 16th, 2006 at 07:08:14 AM EST
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And Oskarshamn annoys the Danes, too. How can you go wrong?


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by Number 6 on Tue May 16th, 2006 at 07:09:15 AM EST
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