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Mike Fasano (R-FL) – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

Via: Charles P. Pierce

Let’s begin in Florida (well, why in the hell not, anyway), where state  legislators — even Republicans! — are shocked (SHOCKED!) to learns that large  energy companies generally stick it to the public whenever they can and then  lie about why they’re doing it….

Sen. Mike  Fasano, R-New Port Richey, said he voted for the legislation because he thought  it would help solve the state’s energy problems in the future. But it was  “nothing but a lie,” he said, pointing to how Progress Energy’s nuclear power plant construction costs have soared from $6 billion to $24 BILLION!

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In related news, Rep. Fasano discovered that what he originally thought was a  mermaid was simply a waitress from the Chinese joint down the  block.

Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/romney-medicaid-states-rights-13369900#ixzz28SiugYIk

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“You mean to say it’s not the 80’s anymore where nuclear power plants cost $6 billion. Really?”, said Mike.

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October 6, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

how about, if we try this?

PLAN A:

Officials said they still hoped to fix a power cable to at least two reactors to restart water pumps needed to cool overheating nuclear fuel rods. Workers also sprayed water on the No.3 reactor, one of the most critical of the plant’s six.

but,

Even if engineers restore power at the plant, it was not clear the pumps would work as they may have been damaged in the earthquake or subsequent explosions and there are fears of the electricity shorting and causing another blast.

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PLAN B:

Japanese engineers conceded on Friday that burying a crippled nuclear plant in sand and concrete may be the only way to prevent a catastrophic radiation release, the method used to seal huge leakages from Chernobyl in 1986.

Chenobyl’s  Sarcophucus:

http://www.chernobyl-international.com/chernobyl-sarcophagus.html

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/wl_nm/us_japan_quake

March 18, 2011 Posted by | nuclear disaster | , , , , | Leave a comment

Japan Orders Evacuation near 2nd Nuclear Plant

 

Japanese officials issued broad evacuation orders on Saturday for people living near two nuclear power plants whose cooling systems broke down as a result of the earthquake. The officials warned that small amounts of radioactive material were likely to leak from the plants.

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Nuclear safety officials focused initially on the Daiichi plant. But by Saturday morning Japan had declared states of emergency for five reactors at the two plants, an escalation that added to worries about the safety of nuclear facilities in the quake-prone Japanese islands.

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A Japanese nuclear safety panel said the radiation levels were 1,000 times above normal in a reactor control room at the Daiichi plant. Some radioactive material had also seeped outside, with radiation levels near the main gate measured at eight times normal, NHK, Japan’s public broadcaster, quoted nuclear safety officials as saying.

The safety officials said there was “no immediate health hazard to residents from the leaks, which they described as “minute,” and people were urged to stay calm.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/12/world/asia/12nuclear.html?ref=world

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April 1, 1971 Three Mile Island – Harrisburg, PA

Twenty-eight hours after the accident began William Scranton III; the lieutenant governor appeared at a news briefing to say that Metropolitan Edison, the plant’s owner, had assured the state that “everything is under control”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Mile_Island_accident

March 12, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment