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Until the container you are using breaks open and spreads it over a giant area. I was in a seminar yesterday about managing spent fuel pools. Apparently Palo Verde keeps all of the waste they have ever made onsite as none of the proposed places have panned out. Still waiting on Yucca Mountain to see if that ever goes anywhere.

Maybe Trump can arrange to have it sent to Mexico and countries to the south in exchange for immigrants ;p

There is zero drive to develop further nuclear power in this country. Palo Verde is considering scaling back output as it currently costs more per GW for nuclear power than for plants in Arizona running off of natural gas.

Palo Verde has the siting and the license for five reactors but zero plans to get them up and running. Not because of environmentalists or any of the other nonsense espoused above but because the cost of the water associated with running the plant. The licenses on those three reactors are up in 2045, 2046, and 2047. It will be interesting to see how the energy market changes over the next three decades but one thing that likely will not be cheaper is the water to run them.

you know, gen 4 reactors can actually be fueled by the waste of previous gen reactors?
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Actually, on paper there are a few similarities, but the government styles generally are vastly different. He is correct on the electoral process for the president, but you are reading too far into his statement to try to make a sweeping pronouncement. It's the implementation which ends up being much more difficult to classify, where many of the theoretical details don't have a lot of practical differences when you get to actually running a government for humans and by humans.

He is not correct on the electoral process because the public is not allowed to vote in the PRC and has never been.
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He is not correct on the electoral process because the public is not allowed to vote in the PRC and has never been.

All citizens of the People's Republic of China who have reached the age of 18 have the right to vote and stand for election, regardless of ethnic background, race, sex, occupation, family background, religious belief, education level, property status or length of residence.
 
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Right to vote in what? They have no public elections in China. I have heard a few small villages have local elections but you can count the total number on your fingers and nobody in China is aware of them.
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Nice to see racism is still alive.

The Chinese are not inferior. Invention is not an American quality. Patent law and international enforcement of it is unique to America; genius and invention are not.
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Not to get political on you but China uses the exact same electoral system the U.S. does to elect their president. Yes they only have one party (technically they have 7), but guess what? So does the U.S. Dems and Repubs funded by the same corps bud. =) My Minor is in political science and one of my senior thesis was on China's electoral system. They literally elect presidents EXACTLY the same way we do, the electoral college. Electors vote them in. Is it a sham? Yeah, but so is the American electoral system.


Trust me bud, this is the Chinese Century.

As someone who majored in International Politics and International Economics (recent University of Washington grad, go Huskies!), if you think the U.S. Electoral College and the NPC/State Council are anywhere near the same in system, corruption, or politics, I have surprising news for you.

Edit: To not derail this thread, I'll provide a link so anyone interested can feel free to educate themselves and decide how closely the two systems mirror one another:

https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R41007.pdf
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you know, gen 4 reactors can actually be fueled by the waste of previous gen reactors?

Not without reprocessing, the cost of which is higher than LUE. There is already a breeding component recaptured and burned.

Something interesting that I had not recently considered is that the breeding coefficient is higher at the top of the reactor as the temperature is higher and the water density lower. The control rods tend to use more U238 at the ends and for two reasons, breeding is higher at the top and the cold water at the bottom is somewhat wasteful to heat.
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As someone who majored in International Politics and International Economics (recent University of Washington grad, go Huskies!), if you think the U.S. Electoral College and the NPC/State Council are anywhere near the same in system, corruption, or politics, I have surprising news for you.

Edit: To not derail this thread, I'll provide a link so anyone interested can feel free to educate themselves and decide how closely the two systems mirror one another:

https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R41007.pdf

PM me we can have the coming argument privately
 
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There is no argument to be had on this. China doesn't have public elections.

I have a BA in political science from an American college, an MBA from one of the top universities in Western China, and I currently live and work in China. There are no public elections in China. The communist party is as democratic for China as a corporation is for all Americans.
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Sorry to burst your bubble, but China already IS the largest economy in the world due to many different factors. China also continues to leave the US behind more rapidly in the last year.

Here's a nice breakdown for you.

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