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Is there enough Uranium ore to do the job?
In a recent post, Nuclear Decisions-4, we examined whether nuclear power might be able to replace all other forms of power generation. Our answer? No, we will run out of fuel immediately we were to try. That answer assumes … Continue reading
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Nuclear Decisions 4 – What does it all mean?
The world is in the middle of a crisis concerning nuclear energy. Fukushima, reprocessing breaches, loss of coolant, fuel melts, release of radioactives into the environment – a host of nuclear hobgoblins beat about our heads, screech our ears. Are … Continue reading
Fukushima and Reactor Decisions 1
Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi reactor complex has been headline news since the earthquake and tsunami led to a partial melt of the enriched uranium fuel in at least one of its reactors. How we humans have used energy generation technology is … Continue reading
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