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Re: [cdn-nucl-l] Could Ontario reject CANDU??
Edie & Andy wrote:
> There are a number of reasons why It would be gross negligence
> for Duncan to consider anything other than CANDU reactors. You
> mentioned one
New reactors in Ontario have to solve two problems:
- they have to eliminate the political problem about how to handle used
once fuel. This is a political problem, not a technical one. So the
design has to allow the politician to say that the "waste" problem has
- they have to air cooled so we can place them where they are needed.
A good candidate is described here:
So what Mr. Duncan should do is order ten CANDU reactors from AECL
immediately. The first two should be the smallest option available and
should be built concurrently. One year into the project, if everything
is on schedule the next three should be ordered. Again, these three
should b built concurrently. One year into the work for the three the
next five should be ordered. Again, built concurrently. But this order
should be conditional on AECL having something feasible to propose as a
fast reactor that is air cooled for all purchases after these first
ten. If not, cancel the order for the last five and begin negotiating
with General Atomics (or others who have advanced solutions).
This approach promotes Canadian technology, allows politicians to say
that the waste problem has been solved, and forces AECL to modernize.
Randal Leavitt ---------- gnupg public key: bbbad04d