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Re: [cdn-nucl-l] See You In Court
> Don't be so sure. Large planes and trains can, in fact be supplied with
While driving out East this summer we passed a train that was several
kilometers long. This kind of vehicle could be powered by a reactor.
Small commuter trains that are only one or two cars long would
probably get their power from overhead lines, or from metal fueled
electric motors like cars.
As for airplanes the little reading that I have done suggests that all
the technical issues with nuclear powered airplanes were overcome.
Cost and politics seems to have ended the projects. Even so, given
the likelihood of crashes I don't think reactors in aircraft will be
approved in our lifetime.
Now, if we ever get to hovering living platforms, i.e. flying towns,
then nuclear reactors will be involved. We will probably see such
things on the ocean before we see them in the air.
Randal Leavitt gnupg public key: bbbad04d
Registered User 267646 at http://counter.li.org/