I want one! Will these be available in the CF store?
Only 25 mill. Sounds like a bargin.
They say it is the size of a hut tub, but I ask this, does it have massaging jets? Cause if not, no deal!
This will NEVER fly in the US, people will freak out. But this kinda stuff could be the future of energy, not wind power.
From the comments. I wonder if this is really plausible? Does the poster know what he's talking about?
The waste should not be a problem. Here's how to handle it safely and
1. Melt a bunch of sand.
2. Add a measured amount of radioactive nuclear waste.
3. Mix it around really well.
4. Pour it into a bunch of large forms.
5. Let it cool and solidify into glass.
6. Ship it out to sea.
7. Dump it into the nearest oceanic trench that feeds a subduction zone.
By suspending the waste in a lot of silicon, the radioactive particles
are locked into place in a sparse distribution, ensuring that none of
the material is dangerous to life, except by very long-term continual
exposure. It's not concentrated anywhere. You don't care if it breaks or
anything, either, there's nothing to leak!
Workers can safely load and transport it out to sea, where it's dumped
in water so deep that almost nothing lives down there. Eventually, after
thousands of years, the big chunks of glass sitting on the ocean floor
get absorbed back into the earth's mantle, where it's mixed around even
more with non-radioactive minerals.
By the time it bubbles up to the surface again, in millions or billions
of years, natural radioactive decay will have completely neutralized any
This process is cheap, efficient, and the dangerous part (dumping
dangerous stuff into the molten silicon) can be easily automated.
This could be rather revolutionairy though...
I'm sure there is more work than what it sounds like but if you can de-centralize the power grid that should offer some major benefits, not to mention this is huge to deveoloping countries that can't afford a grid
I wonder how hard the utility companies here will fight this? Seriously, 25 million is a drop in the bucket knowing you could supply a community of 20,000 homes. On a small estimate, I would say that's 50,000 people. I would think it would open the door for more local companies to to come in and offer power.
What would keep terrorists from finding a way to manipulate these?
Im still holding out for a Mr. Fusion.
I saw a news report about these reactors and the newcaster kept implyuing that is was a three mile island waiting to happen. Full of the usual inflamitory language we have come to expect from news reports. Thans and she kept talking as if you would have one in you back yard and not buried as the company states. Good idea as long as they are allowed to carry through with it.