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    Default Re: At last – The Planet is Saved!

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    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.
    Did you not read it is a Fusion Reactor not fission??
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    Default Re: At last – The Planet is Saved!

    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    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.
    Was also supposed to be converted to burn Auckland's waste but the greenies killed it. Popular method in Sweden of getting rid of rubbish.
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    Default Re: At last – The Planet is Saved!

    Quote Originally Posted by paulw View Post
    Was also supposed to be converted to burn Auckland's waste but the greenies killed it. Popular method in Sweden of getting rid of rubbish.
    Absolutely right Paul.

    I’d forgotten about that and I think it was even tried successfully.
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    Default Re: At last – The Planet is Saved!

    This photo shows the top of a Van De Graaff generator
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    High voltage/sparks etc
    https://www.google.com/search?client...aaff+generator
    "...anyone who expects a source of power from the transformation
    of these atoms is talking moonshine..."
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    Default Re: At last – The Planet is Saved!

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    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 .
    Round up was safe as well.
    Its amazing how Potatoes give us chips,fries and Vodka.

    Get your s*** together every other vegetable.

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    Default Re: At last – The Planet is Saved!

    Quote Originally Posted by prefect View Post
    Round up was safe as well.
    Still is if you don't drink it.
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    Default Re: At last – The Planet is Saved!

    If you are interested, take a look at this. Still things to work out but sounds real interesting!

    Ken

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    Default Re: At last – The Planet is Saved!

    Well above my head but a very interesting link Ken.

    I wonder what the hold up is?
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    Cool Re: At last – The Planet is Saved!

    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    Well above my head but a very interesting link Ken.

    I wonder what the hold up is?
    Initial costs from what I gather. Do a search on Tedx ...may find what I originally saw a year or so ago

    Lots of interesting stuff on Wikipedia, try this..... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thoriu..._nuclear_power

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    Default Re: At last – The Planet is Saved!

    Bugger nukes.

    I was watching a program today and there was this:

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innov...and-180950226/

    Very cool, especially as she was 15.

    And these:

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/paveg...b065534f487a79

    Now it isn't a lot of power generated but how cool. Like: Or in a case in Lagos, Nigeria, where the tiles were installed under a soccer field, and players lit up the entire field during a match:
    Ex-pctek

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