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by Filter Feeder
Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Cumbria County Council rejects waste depository
Replies: 41
Views: 37943

Talking of which, when are you guys going to get hip to Tapatalk?
by Filter Feeder
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Cumbria County Council rejects waste depository
Replies: 41
Views: 37943

You're right that the automatic systems are pretty robust during Scram. But reactors are not designed to just sit like that for years, without power, and without further intensive intervention.
by Filter Feeder
Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Cumbria County Council rejects waste depository
Replies: 41
Views: 37943

In a fast crash scenario, it's the reactors you need to worry about...
by Filter Feeder
Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Cumbria County Council rejects waste depository
Replies: 41
Views: 37943

One thing to be pleased about is that it basically scuppers plans to build more (German or French) nuclear reactors.

Nice analysis of the NIREX geology issue I quoted earlier here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/d ... -allerdale
by Filter Feeder
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Cumbria County Council rejects waste depository
Replies: 41
Views: 37943

It's not employment politics which made Cumbria the prime choice, it was the belief that this was the most likely site which would avoid NIMBYism. Plans to site a huge underground nuclear depository in West Cumbria have been circulating for more than 20 years. The NIREX plan was rejected in 1997 , m...
by Filter Feeder
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Cumbria County Council rejects waste depository
Replies: 41
Views: 37943

At least British spent fuel rods aren't stored on top of the reactors as they were at Fukushima, and several other places who still run the same design. The logic of it defies belief.

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by Filter Feeder
Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Cumbria County Council rejects waste depository
Replies: 41
Views: 37943

What about Lincolnshire? As good a place as any...
by Filter Feeder
Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Cumbria County Council rejects waste depository
Replies: 41
Views: 37943

West Cumbria has mass unemployment and are not at all squeamish about the nuclear industry. It employs a lot of people already. Hmmph. I've known three workers there who aren't from the area, so it wouldn't be surprising if the percentage of outsiders in the workforce is high. A lot of the kids I w...
by Filter Feeder
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Cumbria County Council rejects waste depository
Replies: 41
Views: 37943

West Cumbria has mass unemployment and are not at all squeamish about the nuclear industry. It employs a lot of people already. But any plan to put a massive nuclear waste dump under the Irish Sea is just too stupid to contemplate. The geology is completely wrong. I suspect they'll be taking a long ...
by Filter Feeder
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: Generator help
Replies: 11
Views: 4995

My old man used a 3 Phase alternator on his micro-hydro set up. A load of custom circuit boards by some bright young German guy means it works quite well, but in retrospect I wouldn't advise it.
by Filter Feeder
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: Just what are my politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 20721

Re: Just what are my politics?

I've been thinking about this a lot recently. My politics are all over the bloody place to the point where the old left/right dichotomy just doesn't adequately explain them any more. Given this, I was wondering what collection of political policies would I actually be arseed to vote for, since I am...
by Filter Feeder
Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: Generator advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2694

Damn, can you make those pictures a bit bigger :P 0.8kW is enough to run lighting, a stereo, keep laptops and phones topped up. It's amazing what you can do with very little power if you put your mind o it. Get a solid fuel stove for heating, water and cooking. Your only problem now is the washing m...
by Filter Feeder
Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Influx of doomers? End of LATOC forum?
Replies: 94
Views: 18273

http://forums.sustainablecountry.com/forums/forum.php Most of the latoc posters seem to be posting here I'm not really sure sustainable country.com has the right ring to it somehow :shock: :D I suppose it may attract happy smiley transition town permaculture people so they can depress them. :) hell...
by Filter Feeder
Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Influx of doomers? End of LATOC forum?
Replies: 94
Views: 18273

Any LATOC refugees interested in joining the new UK-centric reinvention please PM me
by Filter Feeder
Tue May 11, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: IT WAS THE PEOPLE WOT WON IT !
Replies: 125
Views: 16370

Whatever the outcome of this, I believe we are headed towards positive change. PR will shake things up, make things more democratic, lead to weaker government - which I still maintain is a good thing . It will reduce the degree of corporate influence on the way our country is run. Sure, BNP will hav...