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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

gccs14r 5 years, 9 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.

Ralph Reed 5 years, 9 months ago

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

Practicality 5 years, 9 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.

Boston_Corbett 5 years, 9 months ago

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

Practicality 5 years, 9 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.

gccs14r 5 years, 9 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.

mdrndgtl 5 years, 9 months ago

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lounger 5 years, 9 months ago

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

Leslie Swearingen 5 years, 9 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.

Richard Heckler 5 years, 9 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.

bankboy119 5 years, 9 months ago

Merrill,

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

Martini_Boy 5 years, 9 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????

gccs14r 5 years, 9 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.

Glenn Reed 5 years, 9 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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