Saturday, November 8, 2008

Little Nukes, Big Idea

The UK's Guardian has a story about miniature nuclear reactors designed to power about 20,000 homes and costing about $25M.
The miniature reactors will be factory-sealed, contain no weapons-grade material, have no moving parts and will be nearly impossible to steal because they will be encased in concrete and buried underground.
It sounds like their solution to the disposal of nuclear waste may be to simply leave it encased in concrete underground, but then they do talk about refueling them every seven to ten years. Who knows...

As Glenn Reynolds would say: Faster please!

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