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by KitemanSA
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: Fission news(I know blasphemy )
Replies: 49
Views: 2313

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: 2313

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: 2313

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: 2313

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: 2313

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: 2313

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: 2313

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: 2313

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: 2313

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: 2313

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: 2313

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.
by KitemanSA
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: News
Topic: Fission news(I know blasphemy )
Replies: 49
Views: 2313

Re: Fission news(I know blasphemy )

Here is what you do with "Nuclear Waste" First BURN IT, then BURY IT! As it happens, the waste everyone keeps fretting about (called Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) but which I like to call Lightly Used Fission Fuel (LUFF)) is actually about 97% perfectly good UNspent fuel and only about 3% real...
by KitemanSA
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: How is this not superconductivity?
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: How is this not superconductivity?

Why would anomalously LOW conductivity be superconductivity?
by KitemanSA
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 9568

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

That's why we never hear the Greens talking about the ozone hole anymore, it did it's job, services no longer required. Yes, because fortunately we actually got regulation to shut down production of CFCs (and other things) and now the ozone layer is recovering nicely. No, we just replaced them with...
by KitemanSA
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 9568

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Maui wrote:That was the plan! Brilliant, wasn't it? A livable minimum wage would have been impossible to push through Congress, so, lucky for us, 121 years ago our Marxist predecessors... yada yada...


Strawman much?

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