OSU spinoff gets federal money to fund nuclear power research

Jan 3, 2014 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: KVAL-TV Eugene

OSU professor and NuScale head Jose Reyes explains some of the science behind their program that can now receive up to $226 million in funding from the United States Department of Energy.

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Jan 6, 2014
 
BDV

Stone Mountain, GA

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Jan 7, 2014
 
Ray-dee-ay-shun!!!
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Tremble in fear (and fork the proper exactions'n'jyzia to BigOil and their petroshaikh pals).
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Raydeeayshun will get ya'll! Mwahahaha!
Real Truth

Kawasaki, Japan

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Jan 7, 2014
 
Building thorium based nuclear reactors would be better.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorium-based_n...

However, a safety system that allows uranium based nuclear reactors to shut down on their own is gladly welcomed.

The other problem is that greedy companies don't want to dismantle 40 plus year old reactors or spend money to build newer and safer ones. They rather keep running old dangerous reactors until meltdown or an accident which forces them to shut it down.
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Jan 7, 2014
 
Thorium is still very much experimental.
Post-TMI reactor designs (and upgrades) fared quite nicely, even when confronted with 7th largest earthquake in recorded history and ensuing 40 foot tsunami.
See:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukushima_Daini_... Dai-Ni
BDV

Decatur, GA

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