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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A nuclear power partnership of General Electric and Hitachi has received federal approval to build the first plant to enrich uranium for use in commercial reactors using a classified laser technology.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a license to General Electric-Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment this week to build and operate a uranium enrichment plant near Wilmington, N.C., deploying the laser technology instead of costlier centrifuges.


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So how does it work?

Oh wait.
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So why can't be just move on to Thorium already, and bypass the issues of meltdown entirely?
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wots a laser
    
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So why can't be just move on to Thorium already, and bypass the issues of meltdown entirely?

Cause of government's cling to the ability to destroy the Earth many times over, and the fear that it instills on others. I don't think that governments would back better reactors if there was no possibility to make weapons from the investment.
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wots a laser


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser

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So why can't be just move on to Thorium already, and bypass the issues of meltdown entirely?
it seems, based on many so called "nuclear engineers" and "nuclear scientists" on the internet (many of them with some sort of proof or knowledge base to back it up for laymen), nuclear power plants are designed to make meltdowns almost impossible.
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it seems, based on many so called "nuclear engineers" and "nuclear scientists" on the internet (many of them with some sort of proof or knowledge base to back it up for laymen), nuclear power plants are designed to make meltdowns almost impossible.

Well, I sure hope they don't try to make them as likely as possible.
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it seems, based on many so called "nuclear engineers" and "nuclear scientists" on the internet (many of them with some sort of proof or knowledge base to back it up for laymen), nuclear power plants are designed to make meltdowns almost impossible.

I hear that pressurized water reactors are almost impossible to meltdown when there's no fuel in them. Maybe that's what they meant, otherwise GE Mark I reactors disagree.
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So why can't be just move on to Thorium already, and bypass the issues of meltdown entirely?
it seems, based on many so called "nuclear engineers" and "nuclear scientists" on the internet (many of them with some sort of proof or knowledge base to back it up for laymen), nuclear power plants are designed to make meltdowns almost impossible.

I believe the newest designs, meant to be used sometime in 15-20 years, have much less chance for meltdown. However Thorium is pretty much better in every way, with the small exception that it cannot be used for nuclear weapons.
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