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Fusion, Seawater and Stewart Prager’s OpEd
Interesting Op Ed piece in the 2011 Jul 11 New York Times by Dr. Stewart Prager on the status and potentials for fusion power. Dr. Prager is the Director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); he does a good … Continue reading
Posted in Technology Tagged DIII-D, Fusion, Fusion Reactor, General Atomics, ITER, JET, new york times, Plasma Physics, PPPL, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Stewart Prager 3 Comments
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
Posted in Technology Tagged coal, energy, fission, General Atomics, HTGR, LEU, Light Water Reactor, nuclear fuel, petroleum, reactor, resource, spent fuel, transmutation, uranium 6 Comments
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
Nuclear Decisions 2 – The LOCA issue
Why are nuclear reactors not invulnerable to loss of coolant accidents? A previous post, Decisions-1, asked whether or not the power industry anywhere should use the nuclear option to generate power, thus freeing that country from coal or petroleum dependency. … Continue reading
Posted in Technology Tagged 3 Mile Island, BWR, CANDU, Fukishima, General Atomics, HTGR, Light Water Reactor, LOCA, PWR, spent fuel, TRIGA Leave a comment