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(KnoxNews)   I shall call it... well I'm not going to call it Fukushima 2, that's for sure   (knoxnews.com) divider line 4
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2013-04-09 09:06:30 AM  
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Kibbler: Sure, obviously, all those older designs were no good, boy is our face red, but this time, really, honestly, truly, for certain, pinky swear, nuclear energy will be clean, cheap and safe.

Also, did you know that coal contains uranium?!?


American reactors were usually one-offs.  These reactors are going to be manufactured by the dozen, and are completely self-contained with the nasty bits being buried 100 feet underground.  The fuel is typically unweaponizable and the design shuts down before melting down.

Like I said, when can I get one?
2013-04-09 02:29:49 PM  
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The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Ah, yes. B&W, the fine folks who brought you Three Mile Island. I'm surprised they are still in business since there weren't any new reactors licensed for 30 years.


the commercial nuclear power piece of B&W has changed hands a number of times and is now part of Areva (or, as they usually put it, AREVA), a French outfit. but part of B&W made nuclear reactor stuff for the military -- like high-enrichment Navy sub fuel -- and THAT is the part of the company that still has the name and developed this small modular reactor. it looks like a grown-up version of the reactor design for cargo ships that they were trying to market back in the 60s and 70s.

/nice troll on the TMI-2 accident, btw.
2013-04-09 09:21:26 AM  
1 votes:

Kibbler: Sure, obviously, all those older designs were no good, boy is our face red, but this time, really, honestly, truly, for certain, pinky swear, nuclear energy will be clean, cheap and safe.

Also, did you know that coal contains uranium?!?



The Model T was loud, broke down frequently, got terrible fuel efficiency and was unsafe in a crash at any speed. Therefore we should have stopped improving on the technology and given up on cars.
2013-04-09 09:08:49 AM  
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Kibbler: Sure, obviously, all those older designs were no good, boy is our face red, but this time, really, honestly, truly, for certain, pinky swear, nuclear energy will be clean, cheap and safe.

Also, did you know that coal contains uranium?!?


Its already clean cheap and safe.
 
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