The resources are always the FIRST thing I think about, which is why I
advocate subcritical reactors (well, it's one reason).

Luckily we have a lot of thorium, or so I'm reliably informed, which is
what subcritical reactors use.


On 16 November 2013 10:19, Russell Standish <li...@hpcoders.com.au> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 01:01:44PM -0800, meekerdb wrote:
> > On 11/15/2013 11:06 AM, John Clark wrote:
> > >
> > >Lets look at the disasters associated with various energy producing
> projects:
> > >
> > >In 1975 the Shimantan/Banqiao hydroelectric Dam in China failed and
> killed 171,000 people.
> > >
> > >In 1979 the Three Mile Island reactor melted down and killed nobody.
> > >
> > >In 1986 the Chernobyl nuclear plant melted down and killed 31
> > >immediately and 4000 many decades later.
> > >
> > >In 1979 the Morvi hydroelectric Dam in India failed and killed 1500
> people,
> > >
> > >In 1998 a oil pipeline in Nigeria exploded and killed 1078 people.
> > >
> > >In 1907 the Monongah Coal Mine in West Virginia exploded and killed
> well over 500 people.
> > >
> > >In 1944 a liquified natural gas factory exploded in Cleveland Ohio and
> killed 130 people.
> > >
> > >In 2011 the Fukushima nuclear power plant melted down and killed nobody.
> >
> > Not only that, coal mining releases a lot more radioctivity into the
> > atmosphere than nuclear plants ever have.
> >
> > Brent
> >
>
> For all the arguments pro and con nuclear fission, including an
> impassioned speech by a 16 year old last night to a UN Youth Voice
> competition, what never seems to be discussed is the elephant in the
> room of how much uranium resources we have. IIUC, if all fossil fuel
> power plants were replaced by conventional fission reactors, we'd burn
> through our uranium supplies in about 50 years flat. So fission
> reactors do not solve the problem. Of course there is fast breeder
> technology, but everbody is so shit scared about all the plutonium that
> would then appear on the market, making it incredibly easy for rogue
> states to construct nuclear weapons, that I don't see that happening
> any time soon either.
>
> Cheers
>
>
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