Originally Posted by baby boo
I'm not sure what you are all agitated about here.
I'm not saying that you replace a few pipes and convert a fossil fuel plant to nuclear energy.
What I mean by "convert" is "change over to." I.e., decommission the fossil fuel plants and build nuclear plants instead.
My suggestion was in response to the observation that building nuclear power plants will not help in relieving the gas shortage. My answer, which went right over your head, was that by diverting fossil fuel use from power plants to gasoline refinery we can partially ease the gas shortage. The power plants would still have to supply electicity to run our cities but it would do so by using nuclear power instead.
Now I realize that some of these discusions are rather nuanced for you but do try harder to understand next time.....
Ah, glad to see you still think so highly of yourself you still can't figure out what you are talking about. Some things just don't change.
When would you propose we build these dozens of nuke plants, and where? While nuclear power can be safe and clean we still have a few serious obstacles.
The first is we have no nuclear power industry that is indigenous to the United States anymore, and have peddled off all the know how to other countries. So, if you want to implement your plan and do more than just a bunch of handwaving that gives you joy because you get to stick it to a bunch of environmentalists, this is a long term adventure, or a very big contract to the French. You pick, but that almost sounds like letting the French pinch the parts of your scrotum that the Arabs have squeezing between their fingers.
Unfortunately nuclear power is not going to make a dent in our energy policy for another twenty to thirty years, and only then if we get going. And, by "get going" that doesn't mean erode the safety regulations that have been instituted, including evacuation plans and facility licensing standards. Get going does mean implement a plan to deal with nuclear waste too. Again, the French have a method that is about as good as it gets. We can buy it for a pile of Euros. But we have to do something. Jim