maybe its a cost worth paying to incinerate this stuff, safely!
Perspectives on the Back-end of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Present and Future
Dr. John Kessler
Used Fuel and HLW Managemet Program
Electric Power Research Institute
Presented February 24, 2010
Originally posted by purplemer
Something special about a fresh mind. This lad is only 18 and he has just invented a new type of reactor. It is capable of eating all sorts including unwanted bombs.
I do not really like nuclear energy. Fukishma says it all. But these things on paper are a lot safer than the conventional reactors we use and can be turned off with ease. In the event of an accident you drain the core off..
We are facing an energy crisis and we need to move away from fossil feuls. Windmills, wave, solar and geothermal all help. But you cannot put all you eggs in one basket
Maybe one day we will see small reactors powering homes and alike.
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Originally posted by Chrisfishenstein
reply to post by purplemer
I would feel more comfortable with a clean energy reactor! Nuclear stuff is all bad IMO.....
This just let's the government know they can continue to make nuclear bombs and test them because they can dispose of the materials with something like this!!
I like people making new things, but nuclear stuff I think we need to stay away from!
Would you really feel comfortable having one of these powering your home? Knowing you have a mini nuke right outside your house?edit on 3/1/2013 by Chrisfishenstein because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
reply to post by Phage
yeah, no doubt it will be expensive.. but, maybe its a cost worth paying to incinerate this stuff, safely!
Also, if all the nations got involved with this, think of the technological advances we would achieve with so much money pumped into the design and innovation of rocketry and space.
edit on 2-3-2013 by Agit8dChop because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Bacardi
I think as the price on solar continues to drop we're going to see a lot more people going "off grid". The problem is, people simply need to learn to conserve power and that is easily learned once you know the powers shuts off when you run out. As it is, solar panels are still up there in price. I'd say give it a good 10 years for price and technology and a lot more will be making that switch.