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    Lightbulb At last – The Planet is Saved!

    Let’s all have one of THESE and close all those horrible power stations.

    Could produce warmth too.
    Global Warming is Mann made.
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    Default Re: At last – The Planet is Saved!

    God no.
    Even if it was capable, like we need nuclear meltdowns in our wee country. Chernobyl anyone?
    Or Fukushima perhaps.....seeing as we have earthquakes too.
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    "working nuclear fusion reactor"

    Yea right, the magic bullet that so many have been trying to find for so long?

    What he has anyone with a couple of brain cells, some good youtube tutorial skills etc, and a $50 bunnings gift voucher could achieve.

    I agree, NZ is not the place for nuclear, far too volatile a country - chuck it in the deserts of Aus where noone lives for bumfu*k miles away and no natural disasters (outside of excessive heating has occurred).

    Don't want to rain shame on a young lad giving something a go, but this article is a pile of **** that does sweet bugger all.
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    Default Re: At last – The Planet is Saved!

    Is it April 1st?

    This is supposedly fusion not fission which is the dirty one.
    It's not the least charm of a theory that it is refutable. The hundred-times-refuted theory of "free will" owes its persistence to this charm alone; some one is always appearing who feels himself strong enough to refute it - Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bozo View Post

    I agree, NZ is not the place for nuclear, far too volatile a country - chuck it in the deserts of Aus where noone lives for bumfu*k miles away and no natural disasters (outside of excessive heating has occurred).
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    It was a serious option being considered for NZ some years back , they even had a site they planned to build it on.
    But, it was too expensive & NZ simply couldnt afford it. Lucky us :-)

    You need more than one nuke reactor to make it economically worthwhile, as you need to build the infrastructure the goes with it .
    The original reason the US UK & Soviet Russia built them was to make plutonium for bombs . Thats why Iran wanted a Nuclear Reactor , and why Israel bombed Iraqs reactor before it was finished .

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    It was a serious option being considered for NZ some years back , they even had a site they planned to build it on.
    But, it was too expensive & NZ simply couldnt afford it. Lucky us :-)
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    Default Re: At last – The Planet is Saved!

    Google 'Generation 4 Nuclear' and have a rethink on nuclear power. The latest designs not only cannot melt down under any circumstances they can use existing nuclear waste for fuel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    It was a serious option being considered for NZ some years back , they even had a site they planned to build it on.
    But, it was too expensive & NZ simply couldnt afford it. Lucky us :-)
    The Coal Fired decommissioned Power Station that was at Meremere was designed to be converted to Gas or Nuclear but it never happened.

    I think they built Huntly instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CliveM View Post
    Google 'Generation 4 Nuclear' and have a rethink on nuclear power. The latest designs not only cannot melt down under any circumstances they can use existing nuclear waste for fuel.
    "Being developed"
    "potentially greatest safety"
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    A specific risk of the sodium-cooled fast reactor is related to using metallic sodium as a coolant. In case of a breach, sodium explosively reacts with water. Fixing breaches may also prove dangerous, as the cheapest noble gas argon is also used to prevent sodium oxidation. Argon, like helium, can displace oxygen in the air and can pose hypoxia concerns, so workers may be exposed to this additional risk. Disadvantages of lead compared to sodium are much higher viscosity, much higher density, lower heat capacity, and more radioactive neutron activation products. "

    "Nuclear engineer David Lochbaum however argues that safety risks may be greater initially as reactor operators have little experience with the new design "the problem with new reactors and accidents is twofold: scenarios arise that are impossible to plan for in simulations; and humans make mistakes"."

    Engineers always like to come with new stuff, it's always great, always brilliant.
    Until the problems crop up.
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    Default Re: At last – The Planet is Saved!

    Chernobyl was supposedly 100% safe . Untill it wasnt .
    Thorium reactors were initially considered way back , but not pursued despite being safer as they couldnt make plutonium for bombs .

    The big issue will allways be getting rid of the radioactive waste . Even now its often stored onsite , outside in 'temporary' containers .

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