Nuclear energy: Radical reactors

Nuclear energy: Radical reactors

There are 2 comments on the Nature story from Dec 5, 2012, titled Nuclear energy: Radical reactors. In it, Nature reports that:

For decades, one design has dominated nuclear reactors while potentially better options were left by the wayside.

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Atlanta, GA

#1 Dec 5, 2012
Possibly, but that is to be left to countries with sparsely occupied lands (eg. Saudi Arabia) to test.
As demonstrated, post-TMI genertion II reactor designs are fully capable of withstanding large tsunamis and severe earthquakes (e.g., Fukushima Dai-Ni, US East Coast reactors with hurricane Sandy).
J Frank Parnell

United States

#2 Dec 6, 2012
Ever been to Browns Ferry? Ra-di-a-tion. Yes, indeed. You hear the most outrageous lies about it. Half-baked google-box do-gooders telling everybody it's bad for you.

Pernicious nonsense.

Everybody could stand a hundred chest X-rays a year.
They ought to have them, too.

When they canceled Bellefonte it almost did me in. One day my mind was full to bursting. The next day - nothing. Swept away. But I'll show them. I had a lobotomy in the end.

Lobotomy? Isn't that for loonies?

Not at all. Friend of mine had one. Designer of the neutron bomb. You ever hear of the neutron bomb? Destroys people - leaves buildings standing. Fits in a suitcase. It's so small, no one knows it's there until - BLAMMO. Eyes melt, skin explodes, everybody dead. So immoral, working on the thing can drive you mad. That's what happened to this friend of mine. So he had a lobotomy. Now he's well again.

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