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US plans portable nuclear power plants (from ATSNN)

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posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 11:34 PM
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www.newscientist.com
A nuclear reactor that can meet the energy needs of developing countries without the risk that they will use the by-products to make weapons is being developed by the US Department of Energy.

The aim is to create a sealed reactor that can be delivered to a site, left to generate power for up to 30 years, and retrieved when its fuel is spent. The developers claim that no one would be able to remove the fissile material from the reactor because its core would be inside a tamper-proof cask protected by a thicket of alarms.


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Is anything really tamper proof??




posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 11:37 PM
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The concept is cool I have to admit. These would be perfect for disasters. Take to unit to a switching station and power a neighborhood, hospitals etc. However, to airdrop one to a 3rd world country and hope all goes well is sheer folley IMHO. Maybe for our use, but no where else.

Helooooooooooooo Dirty Bomb. Could a Jihadist cause it to melt down? Too many questions if deployed in questionable areas IMHO.



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