Re: Nuclear Power was : Sun's Tech Chief Has His Head Up His Ass

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Wed Mar 15 2000 - 15:48:04 MST

John Clark wrote:

> Chuck Kuecker <>Wrote:
> > Remember, one of the first acts of the Klinton administration was to
> cancel
> > Argonne Labs' Integral Fast Reactor project, just before the
> > demonstrator unit was to go on line.
> A good move, otherwise it would have been an even bigger white elephant than
> the space shuttle. It just makes no economic sense. The thing's claim to
> fame is its
> ability to turn common U238 into Plutonium in a very big way, but there's
> already a
> glut of Plutonium in the world. Unfortunately.
> > This design was touted as being inherently safe,
> I don't think that's true. A breeder has a much higher energy density than
> a regular
> reactor and that means it's inherently more dangerous.

John, you are making an assertion without evidence. France's entire nuke
is made up of breeder reactors, which are also capable of burning off nuclear
waste. Thats why France has nowhere near the waste problem we do, even
though they
have far more plants than we do.


Michael S. Lorrey Member, Extropy Institute Member, National Rifle Association "Live Free or Die, Death is not the Worst of Evils." - General John Stark

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