Micro Nuclear Reactor - only real way to go green is to go nuclear

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It has been more than 100 years since we learned of E=mc^2, and yet we insist on pathetic chemical reactions to power our gadgets and use one of the most unclean methods, digging out the stored carbon, to run those chemical reactions. Something is wrong with that picture.

Toshiba has developed a new class of micro size Nuclear Reactors that is designed to power individual apartment buildings or city blocks.

The new reactor, which is only 20 feet by 6 feet; about the size of a small truck. It is self sustaining, and can provide power for about 40 years for 200 families at 5 cents a kilowatt.

The 200 kilowatt Toshiba designed reactor is engineered to be fail-safe and totally automatic and will not overheat. Unlike traditional nuclear reactors the new micro reactor uses no control rods to initiate the reaction. The new revolutionary technology uses reservoirs of liquid lithium-6, an isotope that is effective at absorbing neutrons. The Lithium-6 reservoirs are connected to a vertical tube that fits into the reactor core. ( Next Energy News)

I don’t want micro reactors, I want nano or pico reactors. I want to buy a car that has a safe reactor built in. I want a car that comes with 200,000 miles warranty and fuel that will last 200,000 miles. I haven’t been very good this year, so I doubt Santa will bring me this present as yet, but very soon I hope.

The only real way to go green is to go nuclear.


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