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Don Scansen
3/30/2011 10:45 PM EDT

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T in Az
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T in Az   4/1/2011 7:40:02 AM
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Something I came across. The Japanese are proud and productive people; they will survive and rebuild their economic system. What is the game changer in all this is the radioactive fallout that is ruining their land. Reminds them of WW2. Memories of WW2 are still burned into their minds of what damage atomic power can do. They will sacrifice lives to contain the damage these ruined nuclear power plants are doing to their lands and their population. Once contained they are going to surprise the modern world. Don’t be surprised if they close the rest of their nuclear plants, modern manufacturing plants, and go back to 19th century society. So as we look at the “land of the setting sun” and ponder its future, set back in your armchairs and detach yourself for a few minutes from your intimate connections to the economic & political system you are involved with, and just look dispassionately at what is going on in our country and around the globe. You will see a picture of insanity of thought and confusion. You will see wars and contention among people of all colors. You are looking at the economic and political systems that have failed; only many have not figured it out yet because of confusion. Prepare your minds for change.

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Salio   4/1/2011 4:00:39 AM
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I think Japan will eventually restart nuclear. They will learn from this experience and better their design for the future plants. They may probablly go with the newer passive design such as the Westinghouse AP1000. Watever happened was beyond the design basis for which the plant was designed.

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ReneCardenas   3/31/2011 5:54:22 PM
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Now that news are percolating that Japan's nuclear plant plan to decommission them, what do you see the future holds for Japan in terms of power needs and sources available to Japan.

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