Nuclear Waste: Destination North Dakota

Yes, here we go again. It’s Incredipete’s daily rant: Today, Nuclear Energy: The Other White Meat.

Now, as for nuclear energy, here is my “belligerent, inflammatory comment” to get things started: “Why the heck are we burning fossil fuels that are non renewable, when we have an endless supply of energy from a safe source, namely nuclear power, whose only side affect is massive quantities of radioactive waste?”

There you have it. Fossil fuels are so old school. The create all kinds of noxious smoke and crap that give us all black lung. Besides that, they are not very efficient, in dollars per megawatt. Then on the flip side, we have nuclear power, which creates clean, efficient power at just pennies per megawatt.

Now I realize the reason that nuclear plants haven’t been built in the past 20 years, although I think the reasons are stupid. First, we have 3 Mile Island, which was the plant that during “testing” the technicians managed to start a core meltdown by draining the coolant and exposing the core. Now… this probably wasn’t the smartest thing anyone’s ever done. Granted, it was scary, but if they had just left well enough alone, there would have been no problem. And, frankly, no one even died as a result. The reaction never got totally out of control.

Then the other incident that created pause for nuclear energy, Chernobyl. In this instance, the core melted down, and blew the roof off the building, spewing radioactive debris and clouds all over the country. People in Chernobyl still have Geiger counters in their kitchens, and have the highest cancer rate in the world. So, having a core meltdown is a bad thing.

But once again, we have underfunded, poorly managed facilities to blame. If everyone was following the rules, or if the plants were totally computerized, it would not be a problem.

The only thing left to do is find a place to store all of the radioactive waste. I propose North Dakota. No one, at least no one important, lives in North Dakota. Heck, they barely have any trees, let alone civilization. It’s just a vast barren wasteland waiting to be exploited. And it has the added bonus of being surrounded by South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, and last by not least, Canada. So even if some of the waste spills, we don’t have to worry, because it won’t hurt any important American Cities, and if we’re lucky, the radioactive cloud will blow North into Canada. It would be years before the rest of the world noticed that all of the Canadians were dead.

What I’m proposing is a massive conversion to nuclear power, which the Europeans have already figured out. I hate to admit when they’re right, but by jove, they’ve really got something. We need to shut down all of these coal plants, and get us some uranium. And, the added bonus to using nuclear plants is that we can produce much more of our favorite substance… weapons grade plutonium. It’s brilliant.

Do you agree? I thought so.

  37 comments for “Nuclear Waste: Destination North Dakota

  1. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: thea Well hey there ‘other Thea’. Actually I checked your site out yesterday. It was rather full of all different people, and I wrote you a quick note. Don’t sweat shit babe, I don’t think you’re a freak, it seems as though you actually put quite a bit into it, and are one who researches before she preaches. I dug it.

  2. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Thea the freak why thanks Incredipete…you’re the only one here, but it’s appreciated. i do worship my friend satan…who has a band…is that evilly freakish enough?

  3. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Jackie HRT (in reference to your diary entry, since it looks Incredipete is sharing)I love the smell of freshly sharpened pencils too. Also those “old school” permanent markers from like the 70’s.

  4. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete Hi, Thea “the freak”… welcome to my evil lair. I went to your site today because I heard that you were a freak, and I must say, I was grossly disappointed by the lack of Satanic symbols and references to the Occult. But I enjoyed reading it anyways.

  5. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Thea the freak well shucks folks, let me just get this straight…because i happen to have the same name as someone else and posted as my given name, which i ALWAYS do, i am being a copycat? and i have no clue in what i could have said that might have “embarrassed” alethea (thea primus) except sharing an incident including a chipolte pepper. i wasn’t trying to act like i was someone else, it’s just my name, which i posted later. i didn’t say anything to offend anyone, but apparently, something on my site has now gotten me labled as a disturbing freak…which i don’t really get…since i talk about everyday things (which doesn’t include satan worship, animal abuse, or promiscuity…you know, normal freak things) and my template was made by a friend of mine with neil gaimen’s character “death” (since i love gaimen) so besides cursing on MY site and talking about crap that goes on everyday, please share…how the hell am i any worse than anyone else…unless, being honest and not being g rated, and happening to have the same name as someone else makes me a freak?

  6. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT This html schinit is cool. I LIKE it!

  7. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT thea© I think you might want to check this freak out. Warning what you see on that page you may find disturbing to your good name. So if you need a shoulder to cry on, a hand to hold, a back to rub a… ahem I mean let me know if there’s anything I can do. Parental Guidance STRONGLY recommended.

  8. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: thea Hey, wait a minute, … what anti-thea site, is she some sort of freak? This is highly un-cool and where do i find it? My name must not be dragged through any mud or the like.

  9. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete To my alert posters that illuminated my unintentional insensitivity, I would like to point you to an entry of mine that I think will show that I am particularly well suited to offer comfort in such a situation, however can not find the words. After almost 7 years, I still think about it at least 5 times a day. I apologize that it’s a long entry, but I think that it is appropriate.

  10. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT Yeah I checked out the anti-thea’s website and oh my! Were my good Christian-boy sensibilities ever violently assaulted. And not in the good way that Wendy and thea™ do it either. Wellanyway, you kids keep up the good work.

  11. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Jackie Hey Thea, What was the comment the other thea made?

  12. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: thea HRT: Nice update daddy. Sean Connery – hands down.

  13. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: thea amen. What has this world come to? That’s it, I don’t care if she has the coolest name around or not! Something’s gotta give, or I’m just gonna spaz out.

  14. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete Thea, I too have been a victim of identity theft on Dusty’s site. Probably 20% of the comments by “Incredipete” on his site are an imposter… wait till I track him/her down… there’s gonna be hell to pay.

  15. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: thea HEEEEEEEEYYYYYYY! What’s with the other Thea on Dusty’s site? That’s so not even close to being cool! Uggghhh. Now I just don’t know what to do with her, she needs a nickname.

  16. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: thea Kudos to you dear Incredipete on your vast internet searchings/findings of nuclear waste/power information. Granted we can’t just bury it next to the dog in the back yard, I am with you as far as your disapproval in the unrelentless burning of nonreplaceable elements. When they come for you darlin’, I know a few cats who got chur back.

  17. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete That only happened once, and the guard was really cute…

  18. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Jackie Incredipete, I thought they pulled you out of line for the body cavity search because you stood there with your hand up, hopping on one foot shouting oohh! oohh! Pick me! Pick me! Like Hermione Granger with the right answer.

  19. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Wendy Petie boy, Petie boy, watcha gonna do, watcha gonna do when they come for you?

  20. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete Hey, HRT – I read your update. Good stuff. You know, we really need to get you set up with a real account. I’m going to do my bills tomorrow and then see how my checkbook balance works out. If all is well, I’m gonna hook you up. That way when I want to comment on your site, I can comment on your site… if you get my drift.

  21. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: jamey I know it’s always late when I answer your website. Incredipeter! Don’t you truly, and deep -down in your little peevish heart your feeble attempt to pose indifference…that certain devil may give a flying rats arse…attitude; you know better really. How unfashionable of me. God help the bleeding heart liberal. Don’t force me to call your parents young man! Your sentiments are far too arbitrary for me to take seriously. These people don’t know you. Wow are you flying under the radar without fuel.

  22. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete I’m a little afraid that because of this entry, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Changing the Alert Color Every Day will start keeping a file on me. “We don’t want no suspicious looking bald guy talking about nukes, dangit. Besides, he looks a little bit Middle Eastern.”

  23. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Wendy Oh Incredipete. My precious Incredipete. You make a mother proud (except for todays clothing ensemble). Two good, no make that damn good entries in a row. And I’m not just blowing smoke up your ass. I am impressed, yet somehow frightened by, your vast knowledge on the nuclear power. I am mostly not for anything nuclear due to a bad experience as a child. It seems my teacher made us 10 year olds watch the movie “The Day After” for homework. I was scarred!

  24. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT Good idea, except first time he eats Taco Bell… well there goes 2/3rds of the midwest…

  25. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Jackie We should put the waste storage facility in Michael Moore’s ass. That way we wouldn’t have to find a new site for centuries.

  26. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Brian Fuck a website, I want a Benz. How ’bout it Incredipete?

  27. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Jackie And he wants to know what you’ve done with his Blazer, and why you didn’t buy the Philip Michael Thomas CD?

  28. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Tubs (aka Brian) Incredipete… Crockett called. He wants his purple polo and white dockers back. Now.

  29. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Brian Incredipete!! Holy Shit!! You and I agree, and that shit was funny. “… important American cities…” Classic fucking line. However, I think we should plant the radioactive waste firmly in the center of the Arctic National Refuge. Fuck it. If we can’t get the oil out, we’ll send the radioactive waste in. Amen.

  30. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT …and just for all of you playing along at home, I know about as much about html as Mike Tyson knows about the 2004 Fall fashions… so I’m beside myself with awe that that last little html stunt worked.

  31. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT Well maybe if they ever get that Space Elevator. out of the theorhetical stage and into the actual practical stage we can start launching nuclear waste into the sun… But that too would probably be too risky… too much of a risk of taking jobs from the traditional fuel providers and big businesses that surround them…

  32. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Roger I think you’ve got the right idea, but are perhaps trying to sell it the wrong way. Why not push for more nuke plants so that, on top of the ludicrous amounts of weapons grade plutonium you can turn out, if someone else invaded and took over, you could all move quietly away and blow the country out from under them. Is that a quality argument or what?!?

  33. The
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: The Teets of Wilber I’m late, but I’m here. Faithful and true. 😉

  34. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete AND, HRT – A big shout out for being the first… and only person to post so far. Apparently everyone else has run off to play on Wendy’s and Dusty’s sites. Infidelity does not make me happy.

  35. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete Well HRT, I can’t think of anyone more deserving of a gold account than you. I will look into my financial statements and get back with you on that.

  36. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT I know this will seem shocking but… well I have to at least mostly agree with stinky-Incredipete. I mean while it is a bit dangerous to work with nuclear power, if you put the right safeguards in place it doesn’t have to be dramatically more dangerous than other power sources. I think that when the moratorium on new nuclear power plants was initiated 20 years ago we didn’t have 1/100th of the computing power and knowledge that we do now. I mean geesh, in 1979 when the TMI thing went down, I think all of the computer systems in the entire plant were less powerful than a 486 laptop.

  37. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT next time i’ll actually read the entry first… but in a shameless effort to be first… BOO-YAH!!!!

Comments are closed.