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Old 08-29-2018, 02:28 PM   #2610 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by RustyLugNut View Post
Special interest groups in the community wanted more safety from the "nuclear" part of our work. It took numerous public meetings to help them understand that all of our "nuclear" material derived from simply taking the electrons away from our hydrogen gas stream.

The demands of bureaucracy result in custom designs that never are completed on time. This is a norm in the industry and has nothing to do with the actual design and construction of the plant. Should there be oversight? Of course! But there are ways to reduce costs greatly.
I've got the solution to unproductive special interests and public meetings.

Require anyone posing a question or complaint, or demonstrating in protest, to first pass a very basic test proving they at least understand the elementary principles of nuclear power, including a basic test on health effects of various forms of ionizing radiation. If they fail, they are denied asking questions, or otherwise wasting time/money. This means anyone complaining or posing safety concerns will at least have some chance of posing a reasonable question.

Being willfully ignorant is not an excuse to be a pain in the ass for everyone else.
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