Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Reason Looks At Nuclear Power

Reason magazine takes a look at the future of nuclear power in the wake of the catastrophe in Japan. Some may think it a moot point but they point out, as did a reporter on NPR last night, that it wasn't the earthquake itself that caused the problem. It was the tsunami that shut down the cooling systems that caused the mess. The nuke plant itself survived the quake.

As for the future, I can't help but be intrigued by the Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors that supposedly can't melt down, at least in the conventional sense. I'd never heard of those until reading the Reason article. I'll be interested in hearing more about them.


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