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by KitemanSA
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1826
Views: 168479

Re: SpaceX News

Tht should hav been
Commercial . . . . Customers . . . . . NASA
Launch
by KitemanSA
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stuff in Space
Replies: 40
Views: 1094

Re: Stuff in Space

The Webb will be a good instrument but they screwed around with it, wound up spending more by trying to delay it. The price is badly bloated. Reminds me of the USS Gerald R. Ford. When NewNews Shipbuilding first provided an estimate for the Ford, it was ~7 years and $7billion." The Navy said &...
by KitemanSA
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Elon Musk Is In Bed With Crooks
Replies: 38
Views: 2073

Re: Elon Musk Is In Bed With Crooks

So if he tries to use solar, does the business stop at night or does he use a lot of his batteries to store (and lose energy from) the solar panels. And how much embedded CO2 will be in that whole sequence of steps?
by KitemanSA
Sun May 14, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Go Navy!
Replies: 305
Views: 22327

Re: Go Navy!

IIRC, they CAN'T do it. All the pipe paths they held in reserve to install steam if EMALS didn't work have been released and used. They were getting close when I left.
by KitemanSA
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: Fission news(I know blasphemy )
Replies: 49
Views: 4124

Re: Fission news(I know blasphemy )

I'm still not sure where you foresee all the difficulty. Solid salt is brittle. That which hasn't made it to the dump tanks can be easily broken into small pieces and swept up. Then the remainder can be washed up. Clean-up... easy.
by KitemanSA
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: Fission news(I know blasphemy )
Replies: 49
Views: 4124

Re: Fission news(I know blasphemy )

paperburn1 wrote:I guess it is all relative, not huge like Fukushima but huge in comparison to the cost of a normal cleanout/up.
Don't see why it woud be "huge in comparison" to anything.
by KitemanSA
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: News
Topic: Fission news(I know blasphemy )
Replies: 49
Views: 4124

Re: Fission news(I know blasphemy )

paperburn1 wrote:Please note this was at a reactor were TEPCO followed the seawall and power distribution recommendations.
Onagawa is owned and operated by KEPCO IIRC, not TEPCO.
by KitemanSA
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: News
Topic: Fission news(I know blasphemy )
Replies: 49
Views: 4124

Re: Fission news(I know blasphemy )

On 11 March 2011 Japan suffered its worst recorded earthquake. The epicentre was 110 miles east north east from the of the Fukushima Dai‐ichi (Fukushima‐1) nuclear power site which has 6 Boiling Water Reactors. Turns out that Onagawa Nuclear Power Station was closer to the epicenter, saw greater sh...
by KitemanSA
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: News
Topic: Fission news(I know blasphemy )
Replies: 49
Views: 4124

Re: Fission news(I know blasphemy )

Speaking of hubris, One of the little-known facts about fukushima was the generators were sealed in a watertight building in the flood zone. In theory even if submerged underwater the buildings retain their integrity and in fact they did. But it was a small little overlooked design flaw that did th...
by KitemanSA
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: Fission news(I know blasphemy )
Replies: 49
Views: 4124

Re: Fission news(I know blasphemy )

...There will still be huge cost associated with cleanup ... Seems highly unlikely since any leakage would either freeze on the leak, plugging it, or drip to the floor where it would freeze and be easily chipped and swept then hit with the nuclear equivalent of a Stanley Steemer. Yes and no... Even...
by KitemanSA
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Fission news(I know blasphemy )
Replies: 49
Views: 4124

Re: Fission news(I know blasphemy )

paperburn1 wrote:...There will still be huge cost associated with cleanup ...

Seems highly unlikely since any leakage would either freeze on the leak, plugging it, or drip to the floor where it would freeze and be easily chipped and swept then hit with the nuclear equivalent of a Stanley Steemer.
by KitemanSA
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Fission news(I know blasphemy )
Replies: 49
Views: 4124

Re: Fission news(I know blasphemy )

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/02/22/fear-of-nuclear-part-2/ A bunch of stuff I didn't know about the "linear no threshold" (LNT) hypothesis on radiation induced cancer, and how experts disagree. Also very interesting datapoint a on the lack of excess cancers due to higher background ra...
by KitemanSA
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: News
Topic: Fission news(I know blasphemy )
Replies: 49
Views: 4124

Re: Fission news(I know blasphemy )

When you have Molten Salt Reactor, you can have a continuous fission product removal system too. You almost need one to get to true breeding level with a Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor (LFTR). With such a FP removal system, they don't build up and they don't present a problem. But even if you leave...
by KitemanSA
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: News
Topic: Fission news(I know blasphemy )
Replies: 49
Views: 4124

Re: Fission news(I know blasphemy )

Dan,
Your point about a "tiny amount of fuel" needed for fusion also applies to Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors (LFTRs). They only need as much fissile material as required to achieve criticality because the reactor can be continuously refueled. Don't refuel and the reactor stops.
by KitemanSA
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: News
Topic: Fission news(I know blasphemy )
Replies: 49
Views: 4124

Re: Fission news(I know blasphemy )

The issue is, Dan, that the "obvious radiation problems" are part and parcel of those regulatory burdens that stem from a basic lie. That lie results in ALARA (As Low As REASONABLY Achievable) being implemeted as "As Low As Ridiculously Achievable). That costs BIG money.

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