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- May 13, 2009
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Orionblamblam said:Hammer Birchgrove said:I thought the development of fast breeder reactors have been slowed down due to low uranium prices...
That was certainly an important part of it. But if your goal is to get rid of "radioactive waste," then isn't burning it up and generating electricity and ending the reliance upon fossil fuel thus plunging the Middle East into a nightmarish permanent economic depression, leaving the starving denizens of the former oil-producing nations with no choice but to go on a genocidal rampage into Europe, Russia and India in order to find new homes for their teeming millions worth the extra cost?
For The Children.
If that happens... THEN THE VIKINGS ARE COMING, YOU HEAR ME!?
Seriously though, the smarter of the oil-producing countries are already planning to build solar power stations in order to export electricity. And China and India will be more than happy to buy oil at a reduced price.
it will just shorten the time the waste needs to be stored (for several hundreds of years), but geological disposal will still be needed.
Bah. Short-sighted. The reason it needs to be "stored" is because it's radioactive. What is radiation? It's energy. *Use* *it.*
Something like nuclear batteries? Could work, I suppose. I dunno why no one has suggested it before.