Re: Science Article: A Nuclear Solution to Climate Change?

Date: Thu Jul 05 2001 - 17:31:06 MDT

In a message dated 7/5/2001 3:49:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time,

<< "Nuclear power can play a significant role in mitigating climate change.
 There are no insurmountable technical barriers to nuclear expansion, but
 the expansion must be performed under very high safety standards.
 capital cost reductions from advanced designs and production methods will be
 required. It is therefore important to maintain and intensify current
 of research and development on power reactors, waste disposal, and nuclear
 safeguards to assure that safe nuclear power is available when needed" >>

                                            Questions Arise
Can these power plants be diversion-resistant?
Is it economically, competitive in the marketplace?
Is switching to a thorium-cycle from a uranium-cycle, a possible assistance
to the above mentioned questions?


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