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    Well Forum Scientists What Do You Think Of This??????

    I like the idea of producing my own power inexpensively and being off the grid.


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    Really cool for off-grid, especially the stuff towards the end.

    For National power grid, like the old lady said when she pee'ed in the sea; every little bit helps.

    The EU looks to explode like the Wiemar Republic this winter as people freeze and go broke paying for fuel and power.

    This shit is an affect of an affluent society.
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    Ya I think and have for awhile that off grid is the way to go. With each house, apartment buildings, sky scrapers, etc. producing it's own power and electricity huge power plants and power lines aren't needed.

    I've seen on you tube videos of engineers attempting to make small efficient and cost efficient nuclear power plants for small communities. There are also videos of small nuclear power plants that can power steam turbine driven locomotives. Will stuff like that happen? Probably not in my lifetime but some time in the future maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quark View Post
    Ya I think and have for awhile that off grid is the way to go. With each house, apartment buildings, sky scrapers, etc. producing it's own power and electricity huge power plants and power lines aren't needed.

    I've seen on you tube videos of engineers attempting to make small efficient and cost efficient nuclear power plants for small communities. There are also videos of small nuclear power plants that can power steam turbine driven locomotives. Will stuff like that happen? Probably not in my lifetime but some time in the future maybe.
    I've heard of those modular nuclear reactors too. Great idea, some with a meltdown-safe construction. However, the problem of storing nuclear waste for hundreds of thousands of years remains.


    But think about this Quark. Think of all the debt associated with fossil fuel generated electricity. How likely is it that new technologies will replace the status quo before the debt associated with the old technologies has been paid off?



    Not likely at all. I hope you can agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imaginethat View Post
    I've heard of those modular nuclear reactors too. Great idea, some with a meltdown-safe construction. However, the problem of storing nuclear waste for hundreds of thousands of years remains.


    But think about this Quark. Think of all the debt associated with fossil fuel generated electricity. How likely is it that new technologies will replace the status quo before the debt associated with the old technologies has been paid off?



    Not likely at all. I hope you can agree.
    Nope. Pelletised vitreous waste...like cat's eye marbles. That works. Not cheap...but...it works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imaginethat View Post
    I've heard of those modular nuclear reactors too. Great idea, some with a meltdown-safe construction. However, the problem of storing nuclear waste for hundreds of thousands of years remains.


    But think about this Quark. Think of all the debt associated with fossil fuel generated electricity. How likely is it that new technologies will replace the status quo before the debt associated with the old technologies has been paid off?



    Not likely at all. I hope you can agree.
    We can REPROCESS the waste for more "burning" in the next modular reactor and it has been known to do this for 50 years already the problem is politics getting in the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunsettommy View Post
    We can REPROCESS the waste for more "burning" in the next modular reactor and it has been known to do this for 50 years already the problem is politics getting in the way.
    Sounds simple, but reprocessing nuclear waste is very messy and expensive.


    Thorium is the best way to go, and breeder reactors, but like you said, "Politics."
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    Quote Originally Posted by imaginethat View Post
    Sounds simple, but reprocessing nuclear waste is very messy and expensive.


    Thorium is the best way to go, and breeder reactors, but like you said, "Politics."
    They already process the waste anyway thus a change in the process REprocessing it could be done rather easily as France has done for a long time.

    Thorium is a viable alternative, and they could easily use the partially completed plant at Hanford Washington as a test ground for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imaginethat View Post
    Sounds simple, but reprocessing nuclear waste is very messy and expensive.


    Thorium is the best way to go, and breeder reactors, but like you said, "Politics."

    Wer are a hairs breadth from Fusion, no one is going to spend money on thorium, nowadays
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    Ya I think and have for awhile that off grid is the way to go. With each house, apartment buildings, sky scrapers, etc. producing it's own power and electricity huge power plants and power lines aren't needed.

    I've seen on you tube videos of engineers attempting to make small efficient and cost efficient nuclear power plants for small communities. There are also videos of small nuclear power plants that can power steam turbine driven locomotives. Will stuff like that happen? Probably not in my lifetime but some time in the future maybe.
    Rolls Royce are workign on a small nuke, and if anyone can do it , Rolls will.
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