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The light at the end of the climate change tunnel is nuclear - and I bet its a Transtomic Fast Breeder

5 Feb 2014, 07:59 UTC
The light at the end of the climate change tunnel  is nuclear - and I bet its a Transtomic Fast Breeder
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INTRODUCTION TO TRANSATOMICS BREEDER PLUS - MOLTEN SALT REACTORInnovators Under 35: Leslie Dewan, Chief Science Officer, TransatomicCLIMATE CHANGE BUSINESS CASE FOR NEW NUCLEARby Submitted by iraszl on Sun, 09/15/2013 - 12:13However, because we have stubbornly retained the conventional reactors, we are stuck with 1950s technology. According to Michael Mayfield, head of the Office of Advanced Reactors at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the NRC is “unfamiliar with most new small-reactor technology, and has no proven process to certify one” - despite the fact that Germany successfully operated a thorium-powered reactor in the eighties. How can this be, when in July, 2013, the U. S. Energy Information Administration predicted that world energy use will increase 56% by 2040 - and most of the increase will come from burning fossil fuels, which will add billions of tons of CO2 to our already damaged oceans and atmosphere. In addition, a recent report from the United Nations indicates that, by 2020, ocean acidification from excess CO2 production will severely damage the ocean food chain that we rely on for 20% of our protein.Why not expand nuclear power production, which creates no CO2? Is it really as dangerous as some claim?Not all radiation is dangerous. We ...

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