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Japan Atomic Power to get ¥350 bil to reboot plant

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...oh dear!

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If that much money were invested in Japan's underdeveloped geothermal resource, what would be the result? Never heard of a geothermal electric plant melting down and killing people.

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Never heard of a geothermal electric plant melting down and killing people.

Never heard of any western design reactor melting down and killing people either.

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Zero emission!

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All of these are public utilities whose rates are set by the government and who derive their profits from the taxpayer, correct?

Incorrect. Their profits come from the people who voluntarily buy their product. Just because the government sets their rates it doesn't make their profits any different than any other company. And it doesn't force anyone to use their product.

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Just because the government sets their rates it doesn't make their profits any different than any other company.

Hold on, to me, having the privilege of avoiding competitive tension AND to earn a decent profit is to me a subsidy of the best kind. You don't have to feel like you're getting a handout, and your return on equity is locked in stone.

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Never heard of any western design reactor melting down and killing people either.

Did you forget about Chernobyl and Fukushima Daiichi?

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Considering J-Gov. has 51% control shares of TEPCO, wonder how much will come from tax payers.

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Did you forget about Chernobyl and Fukushima Daiichi?

No I didn't. Chernobyl wasn't a western design and the reactor meltdown at Fukushima didn't kill anyone, it was the tsunami and the government ordered evacuation.

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Nuclear reactors in themselves might be near zero emissions but nuclear energy isn't since it also requires external power supplies to operate it. Construction. Many aspects involve fossil. fuels.

And all of those issues also apply to wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, wave and biomass.

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except I didn't post that they don't, I was responding to the comment reactors have zero emissions.

Except I didn't say that you did. I was pointing out that none of our current large scale technologies have zero emissions.

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@Dom Palmer

The effects of the fallout from Fukushima has impacted living things.

Research has found genetic changes in insects and plants.

To what extent have humans been impacted by radiation has been evident in children with thyroid growths.

What will become apparent in years to come?

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The effects of the fallout from Fukushima has impacted living things.

I never said it didn't

Research has found genetic changes in insects and plants.

Again, I never said there weren't. Of course genetic changes occur in insects and plants (along with every other living thing) from all sorts of causes, including natural background radiation. Definitively attributing changes to fallout from Fukushima is quite a stretch.

To what extent have humans been impacted by radiation has been evident in children with thyroid growths.

Most of which had nothing to do with Fukushima.

What will become apparent in years to come?

Based on the best current science, nothing.

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TEPCO own 28% of the stock

If so then TEPCO's share should only be ¥98 billion not ¥140 billion.

Is there a source for the capacity and availability factors? They seem low even for a BWR and if they are pre-Fukushima then especially the availability factor is probably not a good estimate of what the reality will be after restart.

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All figures and facts are easily obtained by starting from the post, which I did. There are sources for all figures and facts

OK. So no source. Thanks.

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Haven't they learned anything from Fukushima? With more typhoons getting stronger, guerilla rain and landslides more frequent is this really a good idea??

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