Egypt is going Nuclear

You know, we, as a country, have a problem paving a decent sidewalk, and now we are supposed to be building AND running Nuclear Power Plants? Worried? Me? Noooooooooooo!!!!!!

Worst comes to worse, a nuclear meltdown happens and we lose a couple million people. Downside: Millions dead, and we start growing 7 foot long carrots. Upside: Population Control. Now that is something we need! Less Cars on the 6th October Bridge. YEAH! 

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  1. InfidelDane
    October 30, 2007 at 9:09 pm

    Funny, you guys have sooo much sun. You could power the whole NEMA.

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  2. Nomad
    October 30, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    please, don’t make it with the Russians

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  3. Charafantah
    October 31, 2007 at 8:13 am

    You don’t see the bright side…do you? this is a win-win situation

    If it succeeds, we get ourself cheap long-term power source
    if it fails, we solve population problem!

    that’s the wisest decision Mubarak has ever made, well, just right after Toshka :P

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  4. Yossi Gurvitz
    October 31, 2007 at 1:34 pm

    “You don’t see the bright side…do you? this is a win-win situation”

    Actually, I think he’s looking at the *glowing* side…

    (Sorry, couldn’t help it.)

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  5. anna
    October 31, 2007 at 4:41 pm

    don’t be silly, you know Egypt produces world class engineers. Intellectual ability isn’t the issue….

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  6. anna
    October 31, 2007 at 4:48 pm

    also this blog seriously needs a revamp

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  7. Mansour
    October 31, 2007 at 6:05 pm

    Adding some radioactive dust to the black cloud would make it more interesting a bit like adding jack daniels to coke or hashish to marlboro lights

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  8. Anna-A
    November 1, 2007 at 1:28 am

    Trick or treat!
    Do they do that in Egypt?

    That is most definitely a different Anna.

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  9. Mark
    November 1, 2007 at 4:59 pm

    7 foot long carrots as a downside? Think of how many people one of those could feed. Plus you could probably build houses with those honkers. Homelessness and hunger solved. Also by logical extrapolation 7 foot carrots makes 2 ton rabbits. This would make the Egyptian bunny cavalry the most feared military force in the entire world.

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  10. Mark
    November 1, 2007 at 5:01 pm

    Well I guess 2 ton rabbits would make hundred pound rabbit droppings, so that would be a downside.

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  11. karen
    November 2, 2007 at 5:39 am

    Nice revamp. Like the orange.

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  12. RandallJones
    November 2, 2007 at 5:57 am

    Sandmonkey,

    You shouldn’t be worried. Didn’t 19 Arab Muslims manage to fly planes in two building and the pentagon, in the most powerful nation in the world? And to top it all off, they managed to make the WTC building 7 collapse even thought it hadn’t been hit by a plane.

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  13. John Cunningham
    November 2, 2007 at 9:42 am

    Egypt and France should be able to come up with a plan to build electric generating plants, France has never had an accident. Because of crazies, maybe they could be built completely underground. Egypt would be energy independent.

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  14. Valerie
    November 2, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    All that beautiful money, spent on nukes instead of water.

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  15. Ahmed
    November 2, 2007 at 12:52 pm

    You’re so optimistic regarding this ..

    coz when that reactor is up .. Egypt’s population would have hit 200 million or may be more .. :P and at a time, nuclear energy is going to be something of the past .. :)

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  16. John Cunningham
    November 2, 2007 at 6:20 pm

    Valerie and Ahmed, one thing with these newer technologies, solar and wind, have promise but not 24/7 reliability. The storage batteries in themselves are a problem when they have to be trashed. France has for years gotten all it’s electric generation using nuclear generation. There is the one almost problem at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania here in the US back in the 80s. But, they were able to shut it down in time. Then there’s Chernobyl. Again, France has never had an accident, perhaps they pay closer attention. Now, consider water. A number of the Gulf States have bought desalination plants. A good reliable nuclear electrical generation system running 24/7 desalination plants getting it’s water from the Mediterranean and Egypt will be green in five years exporting vegetables and fruit to the world all year round. Sounds to me it’s a win/win for everyone.

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  17. ella
    November 2, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    John Cunnigham

    France may build nuclear power station for Egypt but Egyptians would maintain it. And the difference between an accident and no accident is maintenance.
    I assume that the people who maintain it will get a good salaries.
    I imagine the hiring of engineers going on:
    The hiring person: this guy has great credentials
    The other hiring person: this one has a mediocre one butan influential father/uncle/father-in-law…….and he wants him in.
    The first hiring person: Hmm, you are right. We go with the second one. ;-)

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  18. SpongeBob
    November 3, 2007 at 6:41 am

    This sits well with me. Those pyramids are soooo like yesterday.
    New Wonder of the World…Glowing Pyramids!

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  19. John Cunningham
    November 3, 2007 at 10:55 am

    Sponge Bob, “glowing pyramids”. Didn’t the Grateful Dead already do that? I never got it with that group. Tried one of their concerts back in ’74, too long, had to leave. As long as I made it it was three hours of the same old thing, don’t know how much longer they droned on. Are they still alive? Maybe they’re under the pyramids and that’s why they glow.

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  20. Nomad
    November 3, 2007 at 3:35 pm

    France may build nuclear power station for Egypt but Egyptians would maintain it.

    yeah, you know all about that business of course

    one other thing is sure, if it happens that France sells nuclear reactors to any one of mediterranean countries, it will be assorted with the contract of maintenance

    how do I know ? ask John

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  21. John Cunningham
    November 4, 2007 at 4:20 am

    Nomad, I’ve wondered how to answer for a couple of days and I’m not exactly sure what to say. Would it have anything to do with security and constant attention?

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  22. Chip
    November 4, 2007 at 6:16 am

    “This would make the Egyptian bunny cavalry the most feared military force in the entire world.”

    Not that the Egyptian bunny cavalry isn’t already pretty frightening.

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  23. Roman Kalik
    November 4, 2007 at 7:34 am

    #12, Randall

    After reading through your blog a little, I must say that your world of petty lies and hatred must be a fun place to live in. You and Angry Arab make a great pair.

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  24. ella
    November 4, 2007 at 8:14 am

    Nomad

    it will be assorted with the contract of maintenance
    I assume it may be, but
    Who will be a contractor/contractors to the French firm?
    Who will work in a nuclear power station? Frenchmen or Egyptians?
    Can you protect it against terrorist attack? Say, by insiders…..yes?…..really?
    What will you do if there will be a change of regime in Egypt. Say something like in Iran in 1979?

    Just thinking …………………..of the bluish glow surrounding pyramids. I guess they will look interesting. ;-)

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  25. anna
    November 4, 2007 at 12:36 pm

    We are also developing our own nuclear defense program, so watch out baby we gonna bite you on the ass.

    I would love for someone to please explain to me what the world stands to gain from bombarding each other with nuclear. I send you a nuclear missile and you kill all your people and you send me one just before you die killing all my people. Who’s won that one? The result? Two dead countries.

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  26. Nomad
    November 4, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    Ella,

    I suppose you know that Lybia is going to get a nuclear reactor program ; France is going to make it ; do you think that we are fool ?

    the problem is that people get mixed up with what is civil nuclear and military nuclear powers.

    The stuffs are quite different ; the mixtures and composition of uranium are quite different ; the costs of them make it difficult to sort an insane project out of a civil goal.

    the uranium sticks for civil nuclear are incredibly complicated and expensive to manufacture.

    Only 2 places in EU can make it, Germany and France. The other possibility is Russia, one should know how they are relevant there !

    as far as maintenance in civil nuclear sites, the Areva society (France/Germany corporation) is alredy doing it in many places in the world wide as China, South Africa, UK, Canada, US Finland, Spain…

    that means only acredited ingeneers and technicians of this society are allowed to get into the nuclear reactor

    Of course, many local employees will be enrolled, but they’ll don’t get the knowledge to manage a fool design

    and it will not be in the avantage for population there to develop an insane design wit civil nuclear : they’ll badly need it to replace the oil, because of the cost of it and the programmed endings of the sources

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  27. shlemazl
    November 5, 2007 at 3:29 am

    I wouldn’t worry about nuclear accidents, Sandmonkey. Nomad – make sure you are paid up front for the maintenance in Lybia.

    Israel kindly provides nuclear safety services to all her neighbours at no charge.

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  28. Valerie
    November 5, 2007 at 2:33 pm

    John @ 16:

    How about using solar energy, not 24/7, but often enough, to produce water that can be held in reservoirs?

    (You didn’t hear it from me, but the Israelis have some great desalinazation technology, and the US has some vastly improved solar cells.)

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  29. shlemazl
    November 5, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    Don’t worry, Sandmonkey. Israelis will ensure that your nuclear facilities are safe at no charge, just as they did with the Syrians.

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  30. John Cunningham
    November 6, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    Val, I envision a huge irrigation system utilizing canals, maybe five running north and south through Egypt. Locals along the way could, by use of pumps could tap into the constantly flowing water in the canals to irrigate fields or just housing settlements that would spring up along the way. I don’t know how many desalination plants, I’ll call water factories to accomplish a canal system that big having it be maybe ten feet deep would be required. You’d need to keep the water flowing so that there’d be no chance for still water that could lead to places that still water could be used by, for example mosquitoes to breed. You could even put fish in the canals people could help themselves to. The canals would be lined with concrete so they would be permanent. Maybe the system would be big enough where Egypt could sell water, or just give it away to surrounding neighbors. You have the bottomless pit of the Sea to get the water from. There’d be a need for public transportation and they could be electric buses that get their power from solar collectors on the roofs of the buses. Or there’d endless electricity because of atomic generators available to give the batteries in the buses and may as well add electric cars and trains a full charge while they’re parked over night. But, I envision Egypt becoming the “country that never sleeps” like we call New York City “the city that never sleeps”. Public transportation would be running 24 hours a day. Everything would have to be air-conditioned, big energy bite. The more I think about it the possibilities keep increasing. As the ancient pharoahs would enlist the time of Egyptians to build the pyramids this would be 21st century pyramid building. Put the entire Egyptian population to work and it could be built in ten years. The government committing to this would open up huge foreign investment. Keep the financing out in the open and treat as an investment and the world would beat a path to Egypt’s door. Within five years the farmers would start turning a profit from what they grow, maybe another ten to pay back the investors. I have to stop, the project keeps getting bigger and bigger. The only downside is that the standard of living in Egypt would be raised to such a high degree you’d have to build a fence around Egypt to control illegal immigrants and those that would be obsessed with destroying it. Egypt, Incorporated.

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  31. Nomad
    November 6, 2007 at 7:56 pm

    hey, Shlemazl, I know if it only hangs up tp you, you would make sure that there would none french in the business :lol: ; too bad, even Canada needs us :prout:

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  32. Nomad
    November 6, 2007 at 8:10 pm

    hehe John, nice imagination :lol:

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  33. shlemazl
    November 7, 2007 at 4:10 am

    Nomad:

    That’s kind of off-topic, but you are wrong. Canada will probably go with a CANDU design. I would rather they went with EPR, particularly that the French taxpayers pay for it.

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  34. Nomad
    November 7, 2007 at 10:46 am

    so , you can’t sell your system abroad, because your “natural uranium” can still be used for atomic bomb

    as a tax-payer, I am actionnaire of our greatest exportations rates :lol:

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  35. shlemazl
    November 8, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    so , you can’t sell your system abroad, because your “natural uranium” can still be used for atomic bomb

    1. It is not “mine”.

    2. CANDU design can be sold abroad and so it has – in many countries.

    3. Modern CANDU designs use enriched Uranium.

    4. Of course natural uranium (or indeed slightly enriched uranium of the current design) can’t be used for weapons without processing.

    There is more, but this is enough. Can you make any more mistakes in a simple sentence?

    Anyway, AP1000 is a better option than EPR – even with your funding.

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  36. Anna-A
    November 9, 2007 at 1:05 am

    I agree with anna.
    It must just be just a whole lot of excess testosterone..?
    And everything that will live will pass on genetic mutations to future generations…

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  37. Nomad
    November 12, 2007 at 6:34 pm

    shlemazl, sold to Pakistan BTW ?

    anyway thanks for enlighting me on what is CANDU, not so precised as the net though :lol:

    kinda partisan ? at the end, french system is the relevant one :lol:

    well, whatever you say, it will anyway be more accurate than me, it’s your job !

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  38. shlemazl
    November 13, 2007 at 4:33 am

    As I say, the French design is way better than CANDU. However there are better designs than EPR. EPR hasn’t exactly covered itself in glory in Finland.

    We shall see which one is “the relevant one”.

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  39. nomad
    November 13, 2007 at 9:26 am

    as I told you once, Finland problem isn’t due to french conception : its all due to finish “greens” organisations to make auctions on more security, adding new rules during the works ; the only fault of the french society, is not having forecast theses elements

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