Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Technology and Science News › [NYT] U.S. Pushes for Nuclear Power, Regulators Lagging
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[NYT] U.S. Pushes for Nuclear Power, Regulators Lagging - Page 8

post #71 of 126
Wow, They want their fate as end up in fallout 3 type??
SCYTHE COOLER
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6200BE 3.8Ghz MSI 970A-G46 SLI | GTS 250 1GB 16GB DDR3 RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
3TB | 2TB | HW NB-500GB  ASHURA-HSF | 2X14CM | PnP Win8 64bit |  
MonitorPowerCase
LG 60LN5600 | 1080p Corsair 1000w HAF X 
  hide details  
Reply
SCYTHE COOLER
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6200BE 3.8Ghz MSI 970A-G46 SLI | GTS 250 1GB 16GB DDR3 RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
3TB | 2TB | HW NB-500GB  ASHURA-HSF | 2X14CM | PnP Win8 64bit |  
MonitorPowerCase
LG 60LN5600 | 1080p Corsair 1000w HAF X 
  hide details  
Reply
post #72 of 126
Quote:
Originally Posted by _GTech View Post
If I was a regulator, I'd tell these companies, "Lets ride"...

In the drive I'd show them all the beautiful land about the country side, and then at the end of the ride I'd say..

Did you see all that beauty out there on the road?

I want to keep that...

Furthermore, my children are in those fields working....

If that's not enough for you Mr. But we fixed it & it's better now, then let me finish with this....

There are safer, cleaner, more efficient, and less costly ways to generate electricity, like Solar, Hydro or Wind powered power plants...

End of story...

1 Mistake is 1 Mistake too many when many human lives & the earth is at stake..
/Rant
Of the few accidents in the US all were small, only a few had any leak of radioactive material at all, and only a few people were killed. More people have probably been killed installing wind turbines.
post #73 of 126
send the waste to the moon. problem solved.
post #74 of 126
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hewlett-Packard View Post
send the waste to the moon. problem solved.
If the rocket that sends the waste to the moon malfunctions and explodes, that would be a nightmare.
post #75 of 126
@ all the "OMG NUCLEAR WASTE ASPLODING IN TEH ATMOSPHERE" comments, i have two words.

Space Elevator.

Anyway, fission is all well and good, but IMO the money would be better spent on fusion research. The equivalent of 20 billion dollars was spent on the Manhattan project. Why not fusion?
T3h_Fap_Machine
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.2GHz FFFFF Gigabyte EP45-UD3P HD5770 1GB 2x2GB Corsair Dominator 1066MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB + WD 3200AAKS LG Super multi something Windows 7 Home Premium x64 BenQ 22" 1080p 40000DCR 5ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
crappy gigabyte 430W Antec Truepower Trio CM 690 (modded) Razer Diamondback 3G Flame Red 
Mouse Pad
Razer Goliathus Omega Speed Edition 
  hide details  
Reply
T3h_Fap_Machine
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.2GHz FFFFF Gigabyte EP45-UD3P HD5770 1GB 2x2GB Corsair Dominator 1066MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB + WD 3200AAKS LG Super multi something Windows 7 Home Premium x64 BenQ 22" 1080p 40000DCR 5ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
crappy gigabyte 430W Antec Truepower Trio CM 690 (modded) Razer Diamondback 3G Flame Red 
Mouse Pad
Razer Goliathus Omega Speed Edition 
  hide details  
Reply
post #76 of 126
Gotta love when people that have no actual understanding of a subject talk as if they know it by heart. The only downsides are waste(which coal/oil makes far more of and it is expelled into the atmosphere rather than into something we can store and keep from being any real issue till we perfect ways to reuse it) and large initial cost to build the plant itself. The actual upkeep is lower than coal and oil, it puts out a constant amount of power instead of wind/solar which can fluctuate quite a bit depending on weather. The power output is far more than anything else we have at this time. And the overall safety is amazing in modern plants.(People need to realize the safety measures at chernobyl and other incidents was a joke compared to what we are doing now.)

Really the biggest down side as of now is the fact that it is expected that we only have about 100 more years worth of uranium on earth(It's something like that, don't remember the exact figure) however thorium is likely to be replacing it as a fuel for nuclear plants soon. Which is far more abundant on earth along with having superior properties for use as a fuel and would produce less waste compared to uranium. All in all nuclear is the only power source that could possibly replace coal/oil in the near future aside from any major breakthroughs in fusion happening. Wind and solar are nice but they are incapable of supplying sufficient power for any major city unless we make some sort of major breakthrough in storing power.


Quote:
Originally Posted by T3h_Ch33z_Muncha View Post
@ all the "OMG NUCLEAR WASTE ASPLODING IN TEH ATMOSPHERE" comments, i have two words.

Space Elevator.

Anyway, fission is all well and good, but IMO the money would be better spent on fusion research. The equivalent of 20 billion dollars was spent on the Manhattan project. Why not fusion?
Because we don't need to blow anyone up right now.
3930k
(20 items)
 
  
Reply
3930k
(20 items)
 
  
Reply
post #77 of 126
Quote:
Originally Posted by scyy View Post

Really the biggest down side as of now is the fact that it is expected that we only have about 100 more years worth of uranium on earth(It's something like that, don't remember the exact figure) however thorium is likely to be replacing it as a fuel for nuclear plants soon.
I agree. Peak uranium production isn't a problem because there are a lot of other fissionable materials on Earth.
post #78 of 126
Just to be sure we are talking about "nuclear fission" and not "nuclear fusion" right?
post #79 of 126
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jinto View Post
Just to be sure we are talking about "nuclear fission" and not "nuclear fusion" right?
Yes.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 SABERTOOTH X58 Gigabyte GTX 970 Corsair  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
WD 320GB WD 1TB Hitachi 1TB CM Hyper 212 Plus 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 10 Pro 24" Sceptre 20" Asus Corsair TX750 
Case
Antec 1200 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 SABERTOOTH X58 Gigabyte GTX 970 Corsair  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
WD 320GB WD 1TB Hitachi 1TB CM Hyper 212 Plus 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 10 Pro 24" Sceptre 20" Asus Corsair TX750 
Case
Antec 1200 
  hide details  
Reply
post #80 of 126
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaxel View Post
I agree. Peak uranium production isn't a problem because there are a lot of other fissionable materials on Earth.
far more thorium than uranium in the world (especially australia ), but there are only a couple of thorium reactors. Fail!
T3h_Fap_Machine
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.2GHz FFFFF Gigabyte EP45-UD3P HD5770 1GB 2x2GB Corsair Dominator 1066MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB + WD 3200AAKS LG Super multi something Windows 7 Home Premium x64 BenQ 22" 1080p 40000DCR 5ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
crappy gigabyte 430W Antec Truepower Trio CM 690 (modded) Razer Diamondback 3G Flame Red 
Mouse Pad
Razer Goliathus Omega Speed Edition 
  hide details  
Reply
T3h_Fap_Machine
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.2GHz FFFFF Gigabyte EP45-UD3P HD5770 1GB 2x2GB Corsair Dominator 1066MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB + WD 3200AAKS LG Super multi something Windows 7 Home Premium x64 BenQ 22" 1080p 40000DCR 5ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
crappy gigabyte 430W Antec Truepower Trio CM 690 (modded) Razer Diamondback 3G Flame Red 
Mouse Pad
Razer Goliathus Omega Speed Edition 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Technology and Science News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Technology and Science News › [NYT] U.S. Pushes for Nuclear Power, Regulators Lagging