SHORT CIRCUIT | How to Soak Up an Oil Spill (U.S. Department of Energy)

SHORT CIRCUIT | How to Soak Up an Oil Spill (U.S. Department of Energy)

It’s been seven years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Could a sponge developed by Argonne National Lab help stop the next big oil spill from becoming a catastrophe?

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Edward McGinnis, Deputy Assistant Secretary, International Nuclear Energy Policy and Cooperation from the Office of Nuclear Energy talks nuclear.


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7 thoughts on “SHORT CIRCUIT | How to Soak Up an Oil Spill (U.S. Department of Energy)”

  1. History Altering Energy Source (2:27) is true, one pellet produces for 18 months, 450 reactors around the world virtually has DOE DNA in every one of them, that is some legacy. 360 pellets in each tube, 260 tubes = 93,600 pellets. 93,600 x 160 (fuel assemblies) = 14,976,000 pellets. = Nuclear Reactor Core. One nuclear reactor works for 60 years. Yes plutonium has changed the world. 4-5 thousand jobs to build one nuclear plant. 1 Billion per Nuclear plant. Admits the government looks to DOE. YET not one word, NOT ONE WORD, NOT ONE WORD mentioned about how fourteen million nine hundred seventy six thousand pellets are going to be stored for ONE HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND YEARS. Not one calculation on what that cost will be. NOT OUR PROBLEM we will all be long dead, SOME Legacy DOE our grandchildren for all of time will be charged with the task of maintaining the waste from this "cheap" fuel. Cheap by no means is in any way an accurate accounting of what the true cost of this fuel demands. Move beyond the $$$$. Look at the cost of lives lost for one MELTDOWN or multiple MELTDOWNS as Experienced at Fukushima. Imagine the power to kill the pacific ocean in 6 years. The power to kill the world in another 10 years at most. LIVES ALL LIFE DOESN'T MATTER AT ALL. When an agency has such blatant disregard for life how can we ever believe in your science when you fail to ever calculate in the ongoing costs of storing spent fuel for even a hundred thousand years. Then explain exactly where this spent fuel is going to be kept???? Oh that hasn't been worked out yet.
    Never knew a log on the fire to have the power to kill the world History Altering Energy Source indeed.

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  2. youve doomed all known life on this this planet. without human interaction, the nuclear waste will get out of containment and radiate and destroy the whole planet

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  3. Not that anyone at DoE or the US government cares about human life: that is obvious. We ARE assets on a balance sheet and we ARE your lab rats. You could care less about any of us, even the workers at these facilities, that is obvious as you watch them get sick and die, or get their children get sick, as you watch them die and live lives harmed by nuclear and all you do is deny the harm you caused. I do not know how any of you live with yourselves. We need to turn this world around and it will not be done with nuclear until science (remember that, real science) finds a way to reverse the harm nuclear causes. IF that is possible. DENY, LIE, HARASS, DENY, LIE, HARASS. That is all the DoE and it's war proponents know how to operate.

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  4. Find real solutions to the harm already continually being caused, clean up the degradation and DESTRUCTION of our environment and THEN talk to us about sustaining this murderous industry.

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