DailyDirt: Taking Another Look At Nuclear Energy...

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Nuclear energy has been around for decades, but its safety and the safety of its radioactive waste have always been a political nightmare. Still, some researchers have been redesigning nuclear reactors to make them safer in many ways, but these newer designs have yet to be scaled up and used commercially. Maybe someday nuclear technology will be ubiquitous, but it'll likely take a long time before anyone is willing to embrace fission/fusion energy that doesn't come from the Sun. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 21 May 2013 @ 9:01am

    Re: Under capitalized nuclear power plants will likely never get cleaned up.

    Very good Documentary about Oak Ridge and what happened and why.. I think it was one of those "Seconds from Disaster" doco's.

    They show how Oak Ridge happened, and how the clean up of the site was conducted, how the reactor was dismantled and the decontamination process was conducted. It also shows the cause of the accident, as well as exposing what measures were taken so that could not happen in the future.

    Many valuable lessons were learnt, and a lot of knowledge gained. 3 people died.. about the same as one bad car accident.

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