I don't know if this is a good idea or not...

I don't know if this is a good idea or not...

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    I don't know if this is a good idea or not...

    I am not sure if this is a good or bad idea. Read the article and you'll see what I mean. Part of me sees the good and part of me sees the bad side....


    miniature nuclear reactors to power homes
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    Either it is a bad link or the site melted down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    Either it is a bad link or the site melted down.
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    I WANT ONE!!!! For peaceful purposes of course

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    As long as I don't have to allow inspectors from the nuclear regulatory commission in my house and wondering why I ordered several thousand centrifuges
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    Looks like a promising idea, I hope they work out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    Either it is a bad link or the site melted down.

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    I read that earlier and think it could be a great idea. There are no moving parts and it is encased in concrete and buried. Also the price per home is pretty good. 25 million for 1 reactor and at 10,000 homes per reactor that comes out to 250 a home. I pay more than that a year for electricity.

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    It doesn't infringe on the 2A, so it must be good.

    I'm sure that in a world of 15B+ humans who have learned to live sustainably, such a thing will absolutely be part of the power solution. But in order for it to be truly sustainable, there will have to be a fix for the waste.
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    Wow, where do I line up to buy stock in this company?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike78 View Post
    I read that earlier and think it could be a great idea. There are no moving parts and it is encased in concrete and buried. Also the price per home is pretty good. 25 million for 1 reactor and at 10,000 homes per reactor that comes out to 250 a home. I pay more than that a year for electricity.
    I thought that sounded a bit cheap.
    it is 2500 per home.

    but if you go by the headline of 25M/20,000 then it drops to 1,250 per home. that reported needs to go back to school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbrenke View Post
    I thought that sounded a bit cheap.
    it is 2500 per home.

    but if you go by the headline of 25M/20,000 then it drops to 1,250 per home. that reported needs to go back to school.
    Yeah I guess the reporter couldn't do simple math. I should of caught that as well. Doh'

    Even at 2,500 per home if this is all it costs for say 40 years or so that is still a good price.

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    the anti-nuke crowd is as vocal as the anti-gun crowd.....

    There are 104 nuclear plants that generate 20% of the electricity on th US. These plants put out ZERO emissions. ....but the same bunch that don't don't want nuclear plants also don't want coal or oil fired plants either.

    The NEWEST nuke plant was built in 1996 (Watts Bar in Tennessee.).....NO NEW ONES ARE PLANNED!.....So good luck getting approval to have one buried in your back yard........
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    Quote Originally Posted by goawayfarm View Post
    There are 104 nuclear plants that generate 20% of the electricity on th US. These plants put out ZERO emissions.
    Well, zero except for the radioactive waste. That's the only fly in the ointment. But then, all options have flies, to some degree or other. I'm hopeful that some solution will be found to decontaminate the waste, in the long run. It's the short run that bugs me.
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