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Re: I thought of an initialy regulated industry!... (fwd)



Jim Choate wrote:
> 
> Forwarded message:
> 
> > Date: Wed, 7 Oct 1998 22:08:08 -0400 (EDT)
> > From: Ryan Anderson <[email protected]>
> > Subject: Re: I thought of an initialy regulated industry!... (fwd)
> 
> > > Consider the difference in volume of these two waste products...
> >
> >
> > Really?  The amount of fuel that goes into a nuclear plant is farirly low,
> > compared to the amount shoved into a coal plant.
> 
> Exactly my point.
> 
> A 1000MW coal plant produces approx 300,000 tons of waste product per year.
> A nuclear plan produces .5. This means the concentration of the chemicals in
> the coal plant are much lower by many orders of magnitude than the nuclear,
> hence making the nuclear waste more toxic by a great deal.
> 

The latter does not necessarily follow from the former.  Consider the
example of natural gas and gasoline.  You don't get to conclude your
argument that easily! :)

Michael Hohensee