#PictureOfTheDay: 07/Dec/21

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11 thoughts on “#PictureOfTheDay: 07/Dec/21

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      1. Oh my. The want of practical sense is sometimes soooo breathtakingly bad. When I first started training for my commercial flying licence I remember being totally amazed by a five-page emergency checklist. It’s taken years (and many deaths) for the aircraft manufacturers and aviation oversight organisations to understand the danger inherent in an emergency checklist that takes far too long to execute, just like putting a nuclear power station close to sea level. Crazy (and probably money-driven).

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        1. I think the siting of nuclear power stations by the sea was originally considered a ‘sensible’ option where unlimited water would be available for emergency cooling in the event of a meltdown. But salt water is probably not the best coolant for such complex and sensitive equipment. You’re absolutely right about the lack of practical sense being overtaken by the profit motive in so many of these situations, Lynette.
          Of course, continuing to invest in and build nuclear power stations when we’re still nowhere near to a solution regarding their almost everlasting toxic waste is a sign that profit is still the main driving force for those politicians and businesses involved in the provision of energy.

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          1. Yes, I think it was originally sited for cooling as we have them next to the Great Lakes, but again, they went ahead and built without thinking it through. I agree; continued building of nuclear stations is plain stupid. We know what can (and does) happen.

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            1. It’s especially grating here in the UK. We are a set of islands surrounded by restless sea that would continually provide free, non-polluting wave and tidal power if only the investment were made!

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    1. Seems both wasteful and reckless to me, Noelle. Doesn’t that simply add to carbon footprints and to the rubbish we keep pouring into the ocean? Sorry to seem ‘serious’, but these are the sort of issues we need, as a species, to be addressing.

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  2. This is an interesting picture. My first thought was because of global warming, aren’t they in danger of getting some water right up to their front doors? But then I thought only of the beauty of seeing the water from any of the windows! It is a beautiful relaxing colorful scene. Thanks for posting.

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    1. Your first thought is valid, Brenda. These houses are on the Suffolk coast in an area where erosion by the sea is quite rampant. What you can’t tell from the picture is that the gravel beach is actually relatively high in relation to sea level. There’s a fair slope down to the water. But storm surges could well demolish this defence, and some of the villages along the coast have already been washed away!
      But it is a beautiful spot for the moment.

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