Tuesday, November 25

I'm still not sure how he caused the meltdown. There wasn't any nuclear material in the truck!


This is about mini nuclear reactors that can be buried in the ground and support 20,000 homes. This certainly sounds like the way to decrease our dependence on fossil fuels, lower energy costs, and cut back on any possible global warming. It sounds like a win, win, win situation. Of course if democrats and envirnomantalists, hadn't block it, we could have half the country powered on nuclear plants by now, like France. This has no moving parts, and no weapon grade material, so as far as i can tell there should be very few worries. I guess there still could be concern about ambiant radiation put out by the reactor, but i gather that's why it is being buried under ground. Also while the material may not yet be weapons grade, it is probably on the way there, and may be easier for people to dig up and steal, than to get on their own. Or what happens if someone digs up the nuclear material and then just blows it up in new york with a couple sticks of dynamite. So not without concerns, but i am fully in support of this project, and would be all for durham/middlefield/some other nearby town buying one to support our energy needs.


Blogger Aras said...

Sounds like a ho-hum deal. Electricity only costs 33 cents (11 USD) per kilowatt, so it would take a million years for the 1 cent savings to cover the investment.

3:51 AM  
Blogger Trashcan said...

you are assuming, 1 that the price of electricity won't go up, and 2 that we have all the electricity we need. Even if 1 was true, 2 certainly isn't. California has rolling blackouts all the time because of a lack of electricity, i'm sure some of those communities would be thrilled to have electricity at any cost. Also given the general dislike of electricity, and attacks upon them (think of the post i put up about electricity in PN) think it's probable our electrical systems will only continue to deteriorate. Plus if America ever joins a kyoto type agreement this would be a good way to meet our obligations.

10:10 PM  
Blogger Aras said...

Sounds like America's going the way of Atlas Shrugged America.

2:21 AM  

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