Promoting clean, safe, reliable 4th generation nuclear power, 24/7/365

 

The scientific method requires that we keep an open mind and change our conclusions when new evidence indicates that we should.  Climate change is the new evidence affecting the nuclear debate -- we need low-carbon energy.  Current (2nd generation) nuclear reactors are not as fail-safe as possible and they burn less than one percent of the energy in uranium ore.  Next (3rd) generation reactors are safer, shutting down automatically in case of anomalies, and are ready to go, but they still leave 99 percent of the energy in long-lived waste piles.  4th generation reactors, tested but not commercially available, can extract all of the energy in the nuclear fuel and burn nuclear waste.  We urgently need R&D to make the combination of 3rd and 4th generation reactors available with comprehensive international controls.

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