"If we as a race are really interested in finding ways to mitigate the risk of "global warming", I suggest we should take off our collective "nuclear goggles" and stop looking at nuclear power through the prism of 1950s and 1960s technology. Jane Fonda, Chernobyl and Fukushima et al have little to do with modern nuclear technology. Let's have a good look at flat bed reactors with fresh eyes and see if the introduction of graphite into the fuel mix can remove the risk of meltdowns and contamination from spent fuel.
David Fuller's view Thanks for an outstanding email. Militant
greens have had their way with wind, for which we all have to pay. Modern nuclear
power stations, which will never stop evolving and become safer and more affordable
in the process, are the ultimate smart solution to mankind's main contribution
to global warming. We may have to wait a little longer, particularly if the
evidence of global warming remains debatable, because the world is gradually
moving towards the time when it is awash in conventional and unconventional
oil production, as Fullermoney has often forecast, not to mention all the subsidised
so-called green energy.
Meanwhile, you can read all about modern developments in nuclear reactors in this Safety Report Series 43: Accident Analysis for Nuclear Power Plants with Graphite Moderated Boiling Water RBMK Reactors. This should also be sent to our governing politicians. I would also welcome more authoritative reports and articles on this subject from similarily interested members of the Collective.