“A nuclear level bad fantasy plan”

Desperate to save an industry that needs to go out of business (editor’s comment) , British scientists are calling for a nuclear power “renaissance” in a 20-year master plan proposing global expansion of the industry.

Researchers envision nuclear reactors with replaceable parts, portable mini-reactors and even ship-borne reactors supplying countries with clean energy, an article published in the journal Science on Thursday.

They talk of the development of these new reactors as if the radiation produced by the reactors were nothing more than a healthy sandwich.  Why not develop one to power each of our car radios or schools?

“Concerns about climate change, energy security and depleting fossil fuel reserves have spurred a revival of interest in nuclear power generation and our research sets out a strategy for growing the industry long-term,” Professor Robin Grimes from the Department of Materials at Imperial College London said.

The proposed road map could fill an energy gap as old nuclear, gas and coal fired plants around the world are decommissioned while reducing the planet’s dependency on fossil fuels, the researchers say.

Based on how  technologies are developing, scientists say, new types of reactors could come online by 2030 that are much more efficient than current reactors.

Notice how efficiency not safety is the focus. Our land, water and air will be more effectively polluted by radiation which will increase the cancer rates around the world and people will wonder why?

Go wind and solar technologies.

The report concludes with a caution that governments around the world must invest more in training the next generation of nuclear engineers or else the nuclear industry may not have enough qualified personnel to make the renaissance a reality.  Too bad.

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