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Do you think NBAF should be built in Kansas?

Response Percent Votes
Yes, Manhattan’s a safe as place as anywhere.
 
65% 724
No, we can’t take the risk.
 
21% 237
I don’t have enough information to decide.
 
12% 140
Total 1101

Comments

Glenn Reed 4 years, 8 months ago

Yes! I likes the science content!!

To the nay-sayers, this is what fail-safe measures and handling protocols are for.

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slappedyomomma 4 years, 8 months ago

it seems that most of you have little or no understanding of microbiology.

this facility poses virtually no threat to Manhattan or the agricultural areas surrounding it. it deals mostly w/ viruses and bacteria. viruses are killed by sunlight, almost instantly. any bug that might escape, however slim the chance, would be killed by the sunlight no matter what. how many bacteria live in open air? UV rays kill them, just as they can kill us. therefore, a tornado would not have any effect in spreading bio-weapons or anything of the sort.

the worst that could happen would be that someone inside the facility would become infected and spread the disease to those around them. but that can happen anywhere, regardless of the site. in fact, it would be better for it to happen in a less populated area, like Manhattan, than to happen in a heavily populated area, like NY.

the funny thing is that most efficiently operated arm of the US government is the military, who i am assuming would supervise this site? i wouldn't have it any other way.

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bronze 4 years, 8 months ago

here here gccs14r !

you've got it!

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gccs14r 4 years, 8 months ago

Funny how all the folks who don't trust the government to run Social Security, a National Health Service, or even maintain our roadways suddenly have full faith that that same government can keep microbes from escaping from a building in the middle of our prime agricultural land.

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Martini_Boy 4 years, 8 months ago

Build it. It is much more likely for a person to be hit by lightning than it will be for this facility to pose any environmental threat to the surrounding community.

BTW, has Wolf Creek ever been targeted or caused any problems????

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none2 4 years, 8 months ago

I don't think it is the right place to put it. Sure we want Manhattan to prosper, but do we want another terrorist target to affect our food supply? Few things are indestructible, so why even take the risk. At least if it were on an island off the coast then there is less of a chance of it ever affecting the country should the facility have something happen.

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bankboy119 4 years, 8 months ago

Merrill,

Why not do both? Can we only have 1 industry in this state at a time?

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Richard Heckler 4 years, 8 months ago

Wise up Kansas focus on wind,solar and refined hydro energy power instead of wasting time and energy on the NBAF.

New energy will provide many more jobs than NBAF throughout the entire state of Kansas. Plus create some new cash for farmers.

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Leslie Swearingen 4 years, 8 months ago

Science is good. I don't understand Luddites who refuse to even try to understand science and technology. If you have a fireplace, that fire could get out of hand and burn down the neighborhood. But, it's not real likely.

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lounger 4 years, 8 months ago

foolish move if it comes to kansas. send it to a place that really wants it.

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Andrew Stahmer 4 years, 8 months ago

I think it'd be great to have the National Black Arts Festival in Kansas...but why not Lawrence instead of Manhattan?

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mdrndgtl 4 years, 8 months ago

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gccs14r 4 years, 8 months ago

The existing facility is in the Atlantic Ocean, accessible only by boat or helicopter. It's not like it's in NYC or something.

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Practicality 4 years, 8 months ago

He will show up B_C, he likes this topic as much as free health care and legalized drugs. And not necessarily in that order either.

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Boston_Corbett 4 years, 8 months ago

Loggie must be on vacation. Visiting a war or something.

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Practicality 4 years, 8 months ago

By all means build it here. Where ever it is built there will be a miniscule chance that any deadly pathogens will get out. The Tornado argument is just plain stupid. I hardly believe that we would place it in a trailer park.

Likely, with a project of this magnitude and security issues, it will be placed a few stories underground anyway. And, for those that are worried about a possible contamination of our food supply, that would be the same in Texas. Our food supply is not limited to state borders.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 8 months ago

Py, Just wait till those mutant cows attack...

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Ralph Reed 4 years, 8 months ago

I agree. There's no problem with it being built here. Adequate failsafe measures should keep anything from escaping.

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Pywacket 4 years, 8 months ago

Yeah, put it on the east coast, where population density ensures that it gets out of hand very quickly.

They have chosen a very good site for it and I suspect objectors have a strong case of NIMBY rather than any rational reason to object. If an equally low-density pop. site in another state were being considered, you'd probably have no issue with it whatsoever.

If they observe adequate security measures, which there is every reason to believe they will, there will be many benefits and virtually no drawbacks to its being sited in Manhattan.

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gccs14r 4 years, 8 months ago

There's too much of a chance of a bug getting out, and if one gets out here in the middle of the country, it could be devastating. it's far better to rehab the existing facility off the East Coast, where there is both a wind and water barrier to an accidental continental release.

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