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Don’t fall for the propaganda touting “New Nuclear Reactors”- theme for April 19

The nuclear lobby is desperately pitching its new gimmicks –  to governments  (nobody else would put their money in)  They come up with all sorts of new titles, with appropriate abbeviations  –  Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) , Small and Medium Reactors,  (also SMRs)  Micro Reactors, Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors  (LFTRs) ,  Integral molten Salt Reactot (IMSR), Virtual Test Reactor,  (VTR) – to name just a few .

So -new nuclear reactors leave a smaller amount of radioactive trash? But it’s so highly toxic that it requires the same volume of space for its final disposal. The reactors themselves become radioactive trash eventually.

Thorium nuclear reactors produce these radioactive wastes:

  • Technetium-99 has a half life of 220,000 years
  • uranium-232 produces thallium-208 (a nasty wee gamma emitter)
  • Selenium-79 (another gamma emitter with a 327,000 year half-life),
  • even Thorium-232 is a problem with its half life of 14 Billion years (and while the T-232 isn’t a major worry, all the time during this 14 Billion years it will be decaying and producing stuff that is!)

Mixed-oxide (MOX) nuclear fuel reprocessing turns out to be twice as expensive as burial of nuclear wastes. according to an unreleased US Department of Energy report – and the World Nuclear Association knows this!

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April 4, 2019 - Posted by | Christina's themes

2 Comments »

  1. America is an authoritarian-state that is poisoning its people with nuclear, They lie and poison us, against our will. A duopoly, that is spending trillions on radioactive bomb making. Radionuclides from reactors, nuclear vessels, bomb making, waste. Radionuclide making from uranium enrichment, plutonium and waste that kills everything and everyone. Radionuclides are massive byproducts of nuclear reactors. They cause radioactive waste pollution. It wont be long now. Our bodies and food are ruined. It is everywhere.

    Comment by Doug | April 7, 2019 | Reply

  2. Most of what they promote is old, failed, technology that has already melted down, too.

    Comment by miningawareness | April 8, 2019 | Reply


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