To put it in perspective, that's the same span of time that separates us from the Conquistadores and the Reformation; it's twice the lifespan of the United States of America. We humans are really bad at designing institutions that outlast the life expectancy of a single human being.
If nuclear and MOX are so bad why is it that Japan has restarted its nuclear electricity generation including the Ikata No. The Ikata power plant is the fifth unit reactivated under tougher regulations. MOX fuel, created from plutonium and uranium extracted from spent fuel, is a key component of the nuclear fuel recycle program pursued by the nuclear power industry and the government.
Furthermore, despite its apparent intention to close the Monju facility, the Japanese Cabinet appeared to have reaffirmed its commitment to a fast breeder program of some kind, essential if Japan's stockpile of some 50 tonnes of plutonium is to be disposed of.
The successor to Monju is expected to be a larger demonstration plant that will be completed aroundbuilt by the newly formed Mitsubishi FBR Systems company. The Japanese government aims to bring it's nuclear reactors back online and plans to have nuclear power account for 20 to 22 percent of the country's total electricity supply in to cut greenhouse emissions and lower imported fuel costs.
In Japan about ten reactors are licensed to use it, but as I mentioned above only one is in operation. With the resurgence of nuclear electricity generating; recycling nuclear waste in South Australia will be a good business opportunity to manufacture MOX.
Noel, can you tell me how you would handle electricity generation; intermittent wind and solar can't do this and you will need another resource in the mix. What resource would you use. Please take into account that we have not much time left anymore to experiment and get to the point of no return on Global Warming.
For your information, the state of California moved big time into renewable electricity generation and closed except for one the nuclear power plants. They now realise that intermittent renewable power needs base-load support.
Read up on California's energy future: Currently there are 3 in operation and 1 being commissioned. Russia has a plan for increasing its fleet of fast breeder reactors significantly. It started generating power on 21 July South Korea is developing a design for a standardised modular FBR for export.
Can you tell me how you would handle electricity generation; wind and solar can't do this and you will need another resource in the mix. The state of California moved big time into renewable electricity generation.
Like 1 Harry Degenaar 21 Oct Claire Catt - Again, this discussion is not just to focus on the importation of high level nuclear waste from abroad. May I suggest that you have a good read on the information provided on the South Australian Government covering the topic.
What is the nuclear fuel cycle? The Royal Commission was established to investigate the opportunities that the other stages of the nuclear fuel cycle might offer.
The Commission explored both the opportunities and risks of greater South Australian involvement in further processing to convert mined uranium into fuel for use in nuclear power plants, nuclear power generation, and the waste storage and disposal phases of the nuclear fuel cycle.
Like 1 Claire Catt 21 Oct Despite the extensive and well meaning comments below, it is important to stay focussed on what is actually being proposed by the Weatherill Government, namely the importation of high level nuclear waste from abroad.
The rest is theoretical speculation, none of which has solved the nuclear industry's waste problem. As a matter of fact a nuclear waste reprocessing plant can provide fresh fuel for existing and future nuclear power plants. A secondary reason is to reduce the volume of material to be disposed of as high-level waste to about one-fifth.
In addition, the level of radioactivity in the waste from reprocessing is much smaller and after about years falls much more rapidly than in the used waste itself. Uranium mining will become much less significant. Small Nuclear Power Reactors SMRare expected to have greater simplicity of design, economy of series production largely in factories, short construction times, and reduced siting costs.
Most are also designed for a high level of passive or inherent safety in the event of malfunction. Also many are designed to be placed below ground level, giving a high resistance to terrorist threats.
The US Department Off Energy DOE in established a Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear GAIN initiative "to provide the new nuclear energy community with access to the technical, regulatory and financial support necessary to move new nuclear reactor designs toward commercialisation.
GAIN is based on feedback from the nuclear community and provides a single point of access to the broad range of capabilities — people, facilities, infrastructure, materials and data — across the Energy Department and its national laboratories.
Generation IV Nuclear Reactor's can use for fuel the global stockpile of depleted uranium and sustain the world's population energy usage for over a millennium.
The argument, why bring this waste to Australia. It's not only Australia that is looking at this as a business opportunity. The small modular design MWe modules reduces costs and allows nuclear plants of various sizes to be economically constructed.Xi Dong, Alex Maloney, Henry Maxfield and I recently posted a paper to the arXiv with the title: Phase Transitions in 3D Gravity and Fractal caninariojana.com other words, we’ll get about ten readers per year for the next few decades.
Despite the heady title, there’s deep geometrical beauty underlying this work. But the conventions are run by awful, nasty people!
Well, no, the small local conventions (and some of the midsized ones, like Worldcon) are run by volunteers, i.e., people willing to show up on a regular basis and do the work of running a convention, in participation with others. Physics of the atmospheric greenhouse(?) effect. Posted on November 30, by curryja responses to “ Physics of the atmospheric greenhouse(?) effect ” Joe Lalonde | November 30, The age of the Earth is a physical property that can not be “measured” in any realistic way.
We have no ‘timers’ dating from the moment of the. That promoted a the study by the US Military to study the effects of Soy on our troops., I don’t have to tell you the findings. You and I both know how that came out. caninariojana.com is a platform for academics to share research papers. Well if they’re that concerned they can run the numbers themselves.
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