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This kind of fear mongering stuff is really below the standards of OCN, I would hope.
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post #62 of 72
Has anyone heard about this project? Seems interesting!

https://www.iter.org/factsfigures

It's a fusion reactor, due for 2027.
It needs 50MW as input, and outputs 500MW!
    
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post #63 of 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lome_Wolf236 View Post

Has anyone heard about this project? Seems interesting!

https://www.iter.org/factsfigures

It's a fusion reactor, due for 2027.
It needs 50MW as input, and outputs 500MW!

Considering they still have yet to reach the breakeven point for nuclear fusion, I would say 2027 is rather optimistic.
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post #64 of 72
Gen IV reactors are scheduled for commercial adoption ~2060. Limited test reactors are scheduled for ~2030. I'd say 2027 is very optimistic.
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post #65 of 72
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Originally Posted by Avonosac View Post

RED HERRING. That's because for the last 35 years, we have taken more nuclear power stations offline than we have put online. There is currently 10+ years of red tape just to break ground for a nuclear power station, you have to be insane to think that is going to draw in business. Nuclear power stations have an energy density that no other source of energy can even come close to meeting, they are a FANTASTIC idea, but everyone (read that as the nearly all the general population) still sees the word nuclear and hides under their desk like the 50's propaganda.

What do you think of the math on the strike price Britain is guaranteeing the French & Chinese for power on the proposed new plants over there? To me it seems like some corporate buddies are getting a sweetheart deal, but I'd be curious to hear what you have to say?
    
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post #66 of 72
Don't even need RAD-X
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post #67 of 72
I saw "500 percent radiator increase" in the corner of my eye.
Kinda disappointed, but still interesting smile.gif.
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What do you think of the math on the strike price Britain is guaranteeing the French & Chinese for power on the proposed new plants over there? To me it seems like some corporate buddies are getting a sweetheart deal, but I'd be curious to hear what you have to say?

Nearly 90 pounds seems to jump off the page per MW as very high, but I can't say I follow the business of profiting from a nuclear power station very closely. I'm far more interested in the technology.
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post #69 of 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dyson Poindexter View Post

I'll just leave this here:

https://xkcd.com/radiation/

I always liked reading this chart.
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Chernobyl was way, way worse than Fukushima could ever be (thank god).

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How?

It was already answered but even in the huge difference in radiation levels the biggest reason that Chernobyl was far worse than Fukushima was that it was an unprotected reactor that burned (massive fire) openly into the sky for a long time.

Chernobyl was a raging inferno pumping out radiation into the open environment. It was very bad.
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