[BALU] Interesting energy storys off Slashdot

jim vines jgoodguy at charter.net
Tue Dec 25 11:28:22 CST 2007


Yea and your neighbors homes too.

But looks like a step in the right direction.

Disposal will be a problem I guess.

Jim


Mr. Panzer wrote:
> no worries I have read the first one many times.  not going to get 
> around human error.  Look at it from the normal user pov.  People will 
> come up with stupid things to do with a Mr. Reactor.  ain't like home 
> machine guns.  Do really stupid stuff and your home is toast for many 
> years.
>  
>  
> Panzer
>
> *Computer*: Number of weapons found...
> [/long pause/]
> *Computer*: many.
>
> From UV
>
>
> > Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2007 01:07:29 -0600
> > From: daniel.hallmark at gmail.com
> > To: members at lists.bham-lug.org
> > Subject: Re: [BALU] Interesting energy storys off Slashdot
> >
> > There are many different nuclear reactor designs. Chernobyl's design
> > was such that runaway reactions were self-promoting (get too hot the
> > system would tend to produce more energy and get even hotter), and
> > they used manual control rods (no automated safety controls) whose
> > initial effect upon insertion was to increase (make a bad situation
> > worse) rather than decrease reaction speed. I had not previously
> > heard of this new Toshiba design, but after a little reading it
> > appears it is quite different and that increasing heat in the core
> > would actually result in the system shutting itself down without any
> > external intervention. I don't believe that comparison of the newer
> > more modern design vs. Chernobyl's RBMK design is appropriate. Here
> > is some more reading if you're interested.
> >
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RBMK
> > http://www.atomicinsights.com/AI_03-20-05.html
> >
> > Chernobyl was bad, and appropriate caution with nuclear facilities is
> > always prudent. But Thomas Edison lobbied against the adoption of AC
> > transmission of electricity on the basis of safety risks, and I don't
> > think any of us would argue today that those risks outweigh the
> > benefit we gain from its use vs. DC power transmission. I'm not
> > claiming that the Toshiba design is fool-proof, but IMO giving up on
> > the future of modern nuclear technology due to safety concerns over
> > antiquated and unsafe light-water reactor designs would be just as
> > short-sighted
> >
> > Daniel
> >
> >
> > On Dec 25, 2007 12:13 AM, Mr. Panzer <panzermkz at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > ok for one let me just point you to the not one but the three reactor
> > > accidents at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. don't get me wrong 
> I love
> > > the idea of home tea kettels. But still ain't something that I 
> would want
> > > in mini versions.
> > >
> > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_Nuclear_Power_Plant
> > >
> > > > Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 15:28:58 -0600
> > > > From: charlesmcnutt at windstream.net
> > > > To: members at lists.bham-lug.org
> > > > Subject: [BALU] Interesting energy storys off Slashdot
> > >
> > > >
> > > > I don't know how many people have seen this; but there are two
> > > > interesting energy stories on Slashdot.
> > > > Since we are talking about production items in both cases, these
> > > > developments may be important. And,
> > > > National News doesn't seem interested. Here is what they point to:
> > > >
> > > 
> http://www.nextenergynews.com/news1/next-energy-news-toshiba-micro-nuclear-12.17b.html
> > > > 
> http://www.news.com/greentech/8301-11128_3-9835241-54.html?tag=nefd.top
> > > >
> > > > Charles (cwm)
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