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2021-08-26 3.6 Mln Lbs Nuclear Waste Buried On California Beach

“A combination of failures” This is about SONGS – San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station which has been shut down for years and is being decommissioned. But all the high level nuclear waste is being stored on site. For how long? Thousands of years? Or will sea level rise force them to move the waste up

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2021-08-26 Europe’s $250+ Billion Nuclear Waste Bill

This article is from 2016. It says almost half of Europe’s NPPs are set to close “in the next decade” which would be by 2026, so essentially 5 years. The bill for nuclear waste disposal is more than half of the cost. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/04/europe-faces-253bn-nuclear-waste-bill Yet the article says the NPPs may be replaced. Today, now that

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2021-07-26 Nuclear Fusion Research Is A Waste Of Money

From FB comment Paddy Mendez The money spent on fusion research is wasted because thermonuclear fusion is *already* available, free of charge, to anyone who wants it. That wasted fusion money could have instead been spent on “pure scientific research” and “a great many advances [could] have come from them and many more to follow”

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2021-07-11 Fossil Fuel Deaths V. Nuclear Deaths — Be Fair!

There are so many authors that point out that fossil fuels have killed many, many more people than nuclear power plants. They have a standard claim that “only a hundred people have died, directly because of nuclear power”. But then they claim that millions have died because of fossil fuels, however those deaths are indirect,

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2021-07-03 Lilienthal And Nuclear Power

For those who claim that nuclear power is safe. Here is a quote from Wikipedia biography on David E. Lilienthal: << In his 1963 book, Change, Hope and the Bomb, Lilienthal criticized nuclear developments, denouncing the nuclear industry’s failure to have addressed the dangers of nuclear waste. He suggested that a civil atomic energy program

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2021-07-03 The Myths Of August — Fusion

p.259 << FUSION For over three decades, the goal of fusion research has been to build a machine to harness the violent process that powers the stars and ignites hydrogen bombs. The daunting challenge confronting scientists and engineers working on this project has been to design a reactor that would provide inexhaustible energy by enabling

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2021-06-20 Thermal Power Plants Use 41% Of The Water

There are those who complain about the amount of water used to mine the battery raw materials such as lithium. But the water used to mine a kg of lithium is only used once. They also complain about the water or other materials used to make wind turbines. That water is used only once. But

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2021-05-19 Renewables Plus Storage Are Outcompeting Conventional Power

From YouTube replies @Aleksandrs Naumovs I forgot to mention PPAs. The utilities are entering into power purchase agreements with solar and wind contractors for per kWh rates that are lower than conventional thermal power plants. These often include short term 4 to 8 hour storage. Any new generation has to compete against renewables plus storage

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2021-05-05 New Nuclear Power Construction Cannot Compete With Renewables

From FB reply William Linn Buchanan Stop being a shill for the nuclear power industry. In the West the new nuclear power construction industry is no longer able to compete with renewables plus storage on a cost pre kWh basis. That’s what utilities use to make decisions on what to purchase for the grids. Utilities

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2021-05-02 Solar Replacing Nuclear, Photo Of Inside GF Texas – Best In Tesla Video

At 14:23 Lars explained that they said in the Tesla quarterly report that the nuclear power plant including the safety zone land around it is big enough to hold a solar plant that will generate the same amount of power. So why not build solar farms instead of nuclear power plants? This brings to mind

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