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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

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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

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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

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