Mini nuclear plants

Re: Mini nuclear plants

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:41 pm

Okay, so the fuel rods are still hot. Do you understand that they are hot because of the gamma radiation that is being emitted by the radioactive byproducts of the nuclear reaction. These rods stay dangerously radioactive for hundreds of years. Some of the radioactive compounds have halflives of hundreds of years. That means the radiation levels decrease in intensity by 1/2 after the halflive of hundreds of years. So why would anybody want to make these incredibly poisonous things when there is no place to store them. Gamma radiation,,,lets see ,,,isn't that the stuff that's been liked to high cancer rate? So they store these spent( not enough U-245 or boron to make the right reaction) in big waterproof, corrosion resistant boxes that are encased in concrete that is more than a couple inches thick, so that it stands less of a chance of accidentally being broken into or moved and then placed into vaults that are located in real remote places in deep underground vaults. Someone really must think that radioactive waste isn't something to expose to the general public. Once again, it's all in how you look at things. I'm sorta torqued that our new president elect thinks that poisoning the world by creating vast amounts of nuclear waste is the answer. Back in 1983, if I remember right, 50 out of 52 Nuclear power plants in the U.S. were shut down for one reason or another. Someone had a clue! Here's another thought,,,,The Chernoble accident affected people in a 200 mile radius. What if it actually went airborne and spread much farther that what the government actually told the public. Nuclear power is NOT the answer. There has to be someone smart enough to figure out a better way :) Scott
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Re: Mini nuclear plants

PostBy: Blackdiamonddoug On: Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:27 am

Do you understand the differance between a breader reactor and a comercial reactor that we make power with in USA.
Comercial powerplant use 3% enriched uraniam pull the rods they water boils
Un cover the core you got problems but no explosins

Chernobal Breader reactor 97% enriched uranium.
Add a crazy russian who decides to to do power accention testing.
75% power to 100% no problems
75% power to 125% no problems
75% power to 150% graphite moderator catches on fire and burns the plant down

The problem had more to due with a crasy Russian that how dangerous the plant is.
Its like playing russian roulett sooner or later your luck runs out.

If they do build another round of nuke maybe we can find something to due with the spent fuel?
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Re: Mini nuclear plants

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:07 am

I have no problem agreeing that Russians shouldn't be allowed to play with the other children's toys :lol: My point is it doesn't matter how they are made, or operated, they are a menace to society. Their possible catastrophic danger as well as the long term environmental impact is not worth the cheaper power. Breaded????? :) Scott
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Re: Mini nuclear plants

PostBy: tsb On: Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:18 pm

Your going to get nukes. Get used to it. We can go to the moon, mars and out of the solar system, but to heat our homes, we still put whatever in a steel box and set it on fire. We should be ashamed of ourselves.

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Re: Mini nuclear plants

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:35 am

tsb wrote:Hey guys ! Think "flying car ". Now how close do you think these plants are to reality ?


HA! Maybe closer to reality than people think...... :clap:
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Re: Mini nuclear plants

PostBy: tsb On: Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:07 am

I'll have my nuke plant when you have a flying car. Fly over and visit.

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Re: Mini nuclear plants

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:07 am

DVC500_at_last wrote:HA! Maybe closer to reality than people think...... :clap:


It's dangerous enough sharing the road with these crazies who are yakking on the cell phone & drunk .....in TWO dimensions!! (I don't want any of them hurtling over my head in a few tons of jagged metal!! :fear:
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Re: Mini nuclear plants

PostBy: whistlenut On: Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:02 pm

188K for the little fokker......ouch! MIT folks are in on this beauty.
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Re: Mini nuclear plants

PostBy: brckwlt On: Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:36 pm

I love this idea ... Nuclear energy is the way to go. to bad obama wont go for it.
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Re: Mini nuclear plants

PostBy: e.alleg On: Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:06 pm

The end result will be "now what do we do with the abandoned leaking nukes in my neighborhood"
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