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RE: [cdn-nucl-l] RE: Nuclear Renaissance (Dan Meneley)
Rod Adams wrote on January-16-10 2:02 PM
<snip>The idea that the time for design work ended thirty years ago is
reminiscent of the guy at the patent office in the 1800s who lamented that
all that could be invented had already been invented.<end>
Good point Rod.
I also think that its about making viable choices -- based on past
For instance, nobody was hurt in the Monju accident many years ago.
But what utility would in their right mind build plants that stay shut down
for a decade, following a relatively insignificant event ? ....and the
sodium fire there wasn't the worst thing that can happen in such plants --
especially if they rely on steam generators for power conversion.
Its NOT like there weren't any better alternatives !