Monday, November 10, 2008

Mini Nuclear Reactors!

I saw on the News at lunch a mini nuclear reactor proposal. It is a "throw-a-way" or one time use. It is slightly taller than a man. After looking for information I find they are 100 times smaller than current commercial reactors. They weight 15 ton and get buried in concrete. They have no pumps, use 4.9% enriched uranium, cost $25 million and have a power output of 25 - 30 MWe.

My question is "throw-a-way", where on earth are we going to throw these things away? What is the cost of disposal? This is the same question we have not answered for our current generation of Nuclear Reactors.


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