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New science report: advanced nuclear reactors no safer than conventional nuclear plants

Advanced nuclear reactors no safer than conventional nuclear plants, says science group  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-nuclearpower/advanced-nuclear-reactors-no-safer-than-conventional-nuclear-plants-says-science-group-idUSKBN2BA0CP, By Timothy Gardner-18 Mar 21,

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A new generation of so-called “advanced” nuclear power reactors that Washington believes could help fight climate change often present greater proliferation risks than conventional nuclear power, a science advocacy group said on Thursday.

President Joe Biden, a Democrat, has made curbing climate change a priority and has supported research and development for advanced nuclear technologies.

The reactors are also popular with many Republicans. Last October, the month before Biden was elected, the U.S. Department of Energy, awarded $80 million each to TerraPower LLC and X-energy to build reactors it said would be operational in seven years.

Advanced reactors are generally far smaller than conventional reactors and are cooled with materials such as molten salt instead of with water. Backers say they are safer and some can use nuclear waste as fuel.

“The technologies are certainly different from current reactors, but it is not at all clear they are better,” said Edwin Lyman, director of nuclear power safety at the Union of Concerned Scientists.

“In many cases, they are worse with regard to … safety, and the potential for severe accidents and potential nuclear proliferation,” said Lyman, author of the report UCS released Thursday called “‘Advanced’ Isn’t Always Better”.

Nuclear reactors generate virtually emissions-free power [ if you ignore their total fuel chainwhich means conventional ones, at least, will play a role in efforts to decarbonize the economy by 2050, a goal of the Biden administration. But several of the 94 U.S. conventional nuclear plants are shutting due to high safety costs and competition from natural gas and wind and solar energy.

That has helped spark initial funding for a new generation of reactors.

Also, nuclear waste from today’s reactors would have to be reprocessed to make fuel. That technique has not been practiced in the United States for decades because of proliferation and cost concerns. Other advanced reactors emit large amounts of radioactive gases, a potentially problematic waste stream.

Lyman said advanced nuclear development funds would be better spent on bolstering conventional nuclear plants from the risks of earthquakes and climate change, such as flooding. The report recommended that the Department of Energy suspend its advanced reactor demonstration program until the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requires prototype testing before reactors can be licensed for commercial use.

The DOE did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Also, nuclear waste from today’s reactors would have to be reprocessed to make fuel. That technique has not been practiced in the United States for decades because of proliferation and cost concerns. Other advanced reactors emit large amounts of radioactive gases, a potentially problematic waste stream.

Lyman said advanced nuclear development funds would be better spent on bolstering conventional nuclear plants from the risks of earthquakes and climate change, such as flooding. The report recommended that the Department of Energy suspend its advanced reactor demonstration program until the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requires prototype testing before reactors can be licensed for commercial use.

The DOE did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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  1. ruble and, not so subtle political and stealth nuclear propaganda disguised.

    NUCLEAR.NEWS https://www.nuclear.news/ COUNTERINTELLIGENCE PAGE RUN BY Trump FACISTS, ADVOCATEd GROUTING HANFORD Grouting Hanford means MIXING CONCRETE AND GROUT, WITH HIGH LEVEL NUCLEAR. They then call it MEDIUM LEVEL AND LOW LEVEL NUCLEAR WASTE which is a million to a thousand times more toxic.  nuclear waste are EXTINCTION causing Radionuclides.  TRUMP AND HIS REMAINING MINIONS, UNDER BIDEN want it this way because they are death cultist nuceolapes and murderers.

    They murdered 5 people in murderous seditious, failed coup of Syphilitic Moron racist, Donald Duck Trump. They murdered two innocents At Kenosha . You saw them murder two innocents in Kenosha with Donald trumps approval and Alex Jones hiring the 17 yo murderer. They applauded and egged on the murder of hundreds of school children, by white racist murderers. They applauded the murder at charlotesville. *White supremacist convicted of murder in Charlottesville attack gets life in prison | Fox News https://www.foxnews.com/us/white-supremacist convicted-of-murder-in-charlottesville-attack-gets-life-in-prison With Donald trump encouraging it.

    The 9 minute sadistic, murder of George floyd on the national TV. The racist murder of hundreds of millions; in death camps and world war 2, by Adolf Hitler and the NAZIs. The black-church mass murders. The american cop, racist-bigoted mass-murdeders and police murders. trump, the chicken hawk repuklicans.
    Cover-up continues at Fukushima. Abe the fascist, nukeape, LDP-reactionary.

    2011 deniers, the american nucleoapes and the nucleopapes wallow in the blood of that racism.
    *The bolovian coup for lithium and uranium in Bolivia by elon musk and Peter thiel.

    https://youtu.be/eF0cz9OmCGw Peter Thiel the PayPal extortionist, billionaire who stole millions from PayPal victims refused repay them with fake netcards, and started a Republican vote repression company. All their millions and billions are built on the ill goten gains and, nuclear warfare, bombs of the mics and generals, wall street and nuclear bombs. The nuclear waste of the nihilist, nukeapa, greed-gulpers.

    The death cult, of MLB, trump, netantayahu, the repuklicans and the filthy death cults. The LDP of Japan and the UK. Boris Johnson expanding the UK nuclear arsenal.
    The french nuclear empire.

    Millions of chinese rebeled against and PLUTONIUM recycling; plants and nuclear reactors by their cities in china. The chinese have only 280 non-tactical nuclear bombs. Americans have more than 8000 nuclear missiles, tactical nuclear missiles, hypersonic nuclear waepons, and new ICBMs. America has, Space war programmes with 30 nuclear reactors encircling the world in orbit.

    94 nuclear reactors ready to blow in the USA. They set more than a thousand nuclear bombs off on their own people and, the people of the world! Billions of dollars on bill gates chuckenshite small, sodium cooled- reactors, that are bound to make billions of tons more of extinction causing nuclear waste and melt-down.

    Trillions spent on ensured extinction, sadistic disability and in america while half of the americans and more die in the street of starvation, disabling mutations and poverty. Americans have been dispossessed, imprisioned, and irradiated for increasingly for 75 years.

    Antunuclear activists, like Karen Silkwood are tormented or murdered for jailed, Merica nuclear bombed Japan, and put japanese americans in concentration camps, only to be released by Quaker progressives.

    GE and merica built the three nuclear plants in fukushima that blewup and exploded after the 9.0.Fukushima eathquake and tsunami and tidal wave. The american catholic nuns in prison at 80, for protesting at military nuclear weapon bases.

    I have been jailed twice for protesting nuclear in america.

    The Kochs. Bill Gates. The nuclearist Michael moore. Putin. Art robinson. The generals. Wall street. Ron Paul, the racist devils that worship the nuclear death cult, the Ayn Rand neoliberal; fascists that continue the death cults and death squads in south america, central america , Africa, the middle east. Their weath is ; built on the bones and blood of hunreds of millions of innocents . On all life on earth.

    NUCLEAR.NEWS Headlines 1. BACK TO THE TABLE: Iran expects US return to Obama nuclear deal under Biden Translation THEYARE HELLBENT ON USING TACTICAL NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN IRAN AND STARTING AN APOCOLYPTIC NUCLEAR WAR. they are greed guts that want to screw over the world, at any cost like Mass Murderer Stephen Paddock. Their appetite for blood and screwing over the world is insatiable

    2. Energy Department to send helicopters in Washington to scan for radiation spikes until inauguration day.
    That’s because right wing terrorists of neonazi bros at atomwaffen u liar

    3. Pentagon warns: China will double the size of its nuclear arsenal in the next decade Righto again, fascist nucleoapes because u pushed trump to build new ICBMs, hypersonic nuclear missiles, break most nuclear treaties and expand the nuclear arsenal

    4. Military could benefit from portable, truck-sized nuclear reactors From Nuclear.news

    Righto nucleoape-Trump.fascists because, u are nucleoape fascists, more radionucleides to destroy all life on earth. You do not give a darned about anything, much less Fukushima. U have said that, racist Japanese fascists like Abe and the LDP have the perfect nucleoape, nationalist-homogenous capitalist government.

    Double-think Nazi racist, bigots and Christian racists. https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/11/08/30-years-ago-american-nun-dianna-ortiz-was-kidnapped-and-tortured-in-guatemala-shes-still-waiting-for-truth-justice/

    5. Free of human interference, wildlife thrives in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
    https://www.nuclear.news/2020-05-13-wildlife-thrives-in-chernobyl-exclusion-zone.html They are such liars . They do not value life. They are hippocrits . The nucleoape rich, say.that humans and
    life on earth can survive space-nuclear wars, nuclear wars and nuclear catastrophes

    Most astronauts get cancer from prolonged gamma and cosmic irradiation in space. Cosmic rays are so powerful, it would take a 100 foot thick hull, to block them. There are dozens of stories of Astronauts with deformed hearts and eyes, from prolonged gravity deprivation. Premature dementia and thyroid problems from excessive radiation exposure are significant among astronauts.

    What a friking joke space travel and Mars coloniztion are. The shear amount of atmospheric pollution from all the poisonous; rocket  launches; needed to build space platforms for interplanetary space travel is enough kill everyone. The amount of rocket fuel w uranium and berylium catalysts in it to get major stations up is poisoning the atmosphere already.

    There are 30 abandoned plutonium nuclear reactors in space, waiting to crash down. They Put into orbit in the1960s. We know what reactors in space will do to astronauts, w the cosmic rays. The reactor will compound exposure,  making the radiation exposure lethal. It is like all the saillers in nuclear subs, sueing the govt for premature cancer in radionuclide leaking subs with> embrittled reactor heads and, coolant systems. There is the necessity for completely self-contained oxygen rich air. Self contained recycled. water and and waste for months or years. What a damned joke NASA Wants to Set a New Radiation Limit for Astronauts | WIRED https://www.wired.com/story/nasa-wants-to-set-a-new-radiation-limit-for-astronauts/ It looks great in sci fi.books its all really science fantasy.

    X-rays ravaged Thomas Edison’s assistant’s hands and killed him X-rays ravaged Thomas Edison’s assistant’s hands and killed him. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7180945/X-rays-ravaged-Thomas-Edisons-assistants-hands-killed-him.html?ito=native_share_article-masthead Thomas Edison began experimenting with X-ray technology in the 1890s after a German scientist accidentally developed the imaging technique Clarence Dally was a new assistant in Edison’s lab and was equally fascinated by X-rays Helping Edison, Dally would expose his hands to radiation more than 1,000 times more powerful than what we use today for hours at a time over eight years His hands developed lesions, his fingernails fell off, and they appeared ‘scalded,’ as gruesome images reveal  Dally developed aggressive carcinoma and first his left arm had to be amputated, then four fingers of the other hand, and finally the entire left arm At last he died, aged 39, of metastatic carcinoma that had spread over his whole body, making him look scalded, just eight years after his first X-ray The first pristine image of bones beneath glowing flesh fascinated Clarence Dally in the 1890s. He had just become an assistant to Thomas Edison, the first X-ray image had just been produced by another scientist, by accident, and Dally was ready to make the awe-inspiring technology his life’s work. Tragically, that work would also be his cause of death. Dally exposed his hands to radiation over and over, for hours at a time, until melanoma bore holes in his hands – as documented in Edison’s gruesome photos – led to the amputation of both his arms and, ultimately, his death. The hand of death: Clarence Dally’s hand was covered in lesions , looked burned and was falling apart after countless hours of intense X-ray radiation in Thomas Edison’s lab The hand of death: Clarence Dally’s hand was covered in lesions , looked burned and was falling apart after countless hours of intense X-ray radiation in Thomas Edison’s lab Our curiosity and the allure of discovery have always enchanted humans; Maybe that’s why Dally kept using his hands to test the X-ray he was helping Edison develop, long after they were in such constant pain he had to sleep with them in pales of water. Maybe it’s why, according to Edison’s account, Dally always insisted on testing the strongest X-ray tubes, while Edison chose handle the less powerful ones; Every year, doctors around the globe perform an estimated 3.6 billion X-ray exams, allowing them to precisely diagnose injuries and illnesses. 1900, we know the 35-year-old Dally was looking far older, than his years. The left hand that he’d routinely rested under the X-ray machine, was with tumors, spread throughout Dallys body and, killed him. Thomas Edison said, he never wanted to hear about xrays or radionuclides again, after Dally’s death.

    Comment by Terra Lowe | March 19, 2021 | Reply

  2. Subtle and, not so subtle political and stealth nuclear propaganda disguised. NUCLEAR.NEWS .nuclear.news/ COUNTERINTELLIGENCE PAGE RUN BY Trump FACISTS, ADVOCATED GROUTING HANFORD Grouting Hanford means MIXING CONCRETE AND GROUT, WITH HIGH LEVEL NUCLEAR. They then call it MEDIUM LEVEL AND LOW LEVEL NUCLEAR WASTE which is a million to a times more toxic. Nuclear wastes are EXTINCTION causing Radionuclides. TRUMP AND HIS REMAINING MINIONS, UNDER BIDEN want it this way because, they are nuceolapes.

    The trumpsters, murdered 5 people in a seditious, failed coup for Syphilitic Moron, racist, Donald Duck Trump. They murdered two innocents At Kenosha . You saw them murder two innocents in Kenosha with Donald trumps approval and Alex Jones hiring the 17 yo murderer. They applauded and egged on the murder of hundreds of school children, by white racist murderers. They applauded the murder at charlotesville. *White supremacist convicted of murder in Charlottesville attack gets life in prison | Fox News .foxnews.com/us/white-supremacist convicted-of-murder-in-charlottesville-attack-gets-life-in-prison With Donald trump encouraging it. The 9 minute sadistic, murder of George floyd on the national TV. The racist murder of hundreds of millions; in death camps and world war 2, by Adolf Hitler and the NAZIs. The black-church mass murders. The american cop, racist-bigoted mass-murderers and police murders. Trump, the chicken hawk repuklicans. SUCH A SICK NUCLEARIST SOCIETY THAT IT DETONATED 900 BOMBS , ON IT’S OWN PEOPLE!

    Cover-up continues at Fukushima. Abe the fascist, nukeleoape, LDP-reactionary made sure of it and the charades continue. There are so many2011 deniers. The american nucleoapes and the world. Nucleopapes wallow in the blood of that racism. *The bolivian coup for lithium and uranium in by elon musk and Peter thiel. tu.be/eF0cz9OmCGw Peter Thiel the PayPal extortionist, billionaire who stole millions from PayPal victims. He refused repay them with fake netcards, and started a Republican vote repression company. All their millions and billions are built on the ill goten gains and, nuclear warfare, bombs of the mics and generals, wall street and nuclear bombs. The nuclear waste of the nihilist, nukeape, greed-gulpers. The cult, of MLB, trump, netantayahu, the repuklicans and the filthy nukeapes.

    The LDP of Japan kept old nuclear reactors, Open, even after fukushima.

    In the the UK, Boris Johnson is expanding the UK nuclear arsenal.

    The french nuclear empire is massive and it is failing.

    Millions of chinese, rebeled against reacto rs and PLUTONIUM recycling; plants by their cities, in china. The chinese have only 280 non-tactical nuclear bombs.

    Americans have more than 8000 nuclear missiles, tactical nuclear missiles, hypersonic nuclear weapons, and new ICBMs. America has, Space war programmes with 30 nuclear reactors encircling the world, in orbit.

    94 nuclear reactors are ready to blow in the USA.

    The generals, set off, more than a thousand nuclear bombs off, on their own people. They set nuclear bombs off, on people of the world in the 40s, 50s, 60s and seventies. They used underground nuke bombs, in the USA, to frack natural gas, that they can never use. The areas will be contaminated forever.

    Billions of dollars on Bill Gates chuckenshite small, sodium cooled- reactors, that are bound to make millions of tons, of more of the extinction -causing, nuclear waste. The sodium cooled reactors, will melt-down. Sodium explodes and catches fire, when exposed to even tiny amounts of water. The power they generate will cost a thousand times more than renewable technologies. The uranium mining and milling. The.uranium.enrichment. The fuel rods. The large amounts of more deadly nuclear waste, generated. Every step unleashes more hydrocarbons, into the atmosphere.

    Trillions spent, on ensured extinction, Sadistic disability from radiation poisoning and birth defects in america will be rising, while half of the americans and more die in the streetsof starvation, disabling circumstances and poverty.

    Americans have been dispossessed, imprisioned, and irradiated increasingly for 75 years. Antunuclear activists, like Karen Silkwood are tormented or murdered or jailed.

    Merica nuclear bombed Japan, and put Japanese americans in concentration camps. The only people, who even tried to get the Japanese-Americans released from the camps, were Quaker progressives.

    GE and merica built the three nuclear plants in fukushima, that blewup and exploded after the 9.0 Fukushima eathquake, tsunami, and tidal wave in northern Japan, on that fateful day. The american catholic nuns in prison at 80, for protesting at military nuclear weapon bases.

    I have been jailed twice, for protesting nuclear in america.

    The Kochs. Bill Gates. The nuclearist Michael moore. Putin. Art robinson. The generals. Wall street. Ron Paul, the racist devils that worship the nuclear death cult, the Ayn Rand neoliberal; fascists that continue the death cults and death squads in south america, central america . Africa and the middle east have depleted uranium throuout their countries from the munitions used by the american empire.

    The wealth of the neofeudal lords, is built on the bones and blood of hundreds of millions of innocents . On all life, on earth.

    NUCLEAR.NEWS Headlines

    1. BACK TO THE TABLE: Iran expects US return to Obama nuclear deal under Biden Translation THEYARE HELLBENT ON USING TACTICAL NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN IRAN AND STARTING AN APOCOLYPTIC NUCLEAR WAR. they are greed guts that want to screw over the world, at any cost like Mass Murderer Stephen Paddock. Their appetite for blood and screwing over the world is insatiable.

    2. Energy Department to send helicopters in Washington to scan for radiation spikes until inauguration day. That’s because right wing terrorists of neonazi bros at atomwaffen. LIARS CREATE THESE ARTICLES.

    3. Pentagon warns: China will double the size of its nuclear arsenal in the next decade Righto again, fascist nucleoapes because they pushed trump to build new ICBMs, hypersonic nuclear missiles, break most nuclear treaties and expand the nuclear arsenal

    4. Military could benefit from portable, truck-sized nuclear reactors From Nuclear.news Righto nucleoape-Trump-fascists because, u are nucleoape fascists, more radionucleides to destroy all life on earth.

    You do not give a darned about anything, much less Fukushima. U have said that, racist Japanese fascists like Abe and the LDP have the perfect nucleoape, nationalist-homogenous capitalist government ACCORDING TO YOU. Double-think Nazi racist, bigots and Christian racists. click here ARE YOUR ILK.

    5. Free of human interference, wildlife thrives in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone click here They are such liars . There is no life thriving in lthe chernobyl.exclusion zone.They do not value life. They are hippocrits . The nucleoape rich, say that humans and life on earth can survive space-nuclear wars, nuclear wars and nuclear catastrophes.

    Most astronauts get cancer, from prolonged gamma and cosmic irradiation in space. Cosmic rays are so powerful, it would take a 100 foot thick hull, to block them. There are dozens of stories of Astronauts with deformed hearts and eyes, from prolonged gravity deprivation. Premature dementia and thyroid problems from excessive radiation, exposure are significant among astronauts.

    What a friking joke space travel and Mars coloniztion are. The shear amount of atmospheric pollution from all the poisonous; rocket launches; needed to build space platforms for interplanetary space travel is enough kill everyone. The amount of rocket fuel w uranium and berylium catalysts in it to get major stations up is poisoning the atmosphere already. There are 30 abandoned plutonium nuclear reactors in space, waiting to crash down. They Put into orbit in the1960s. We know what reactors in space will do to astronauts, w the cosmic rays. The reactors will compound exposure, making the radiation exposure lethal.

    It is like all the saillers in nuclear subs, sueing the govt for premature cancer in radionuclide leaking subs with> embrittled reactor heads and, coolant systems. There is the necessity for completely self-contained oxygen rich air. Self contained recycled. water and and waste for months or years. What a damned joke NASA Wants to Set a New Radiation Limit for Astronauts | WIRED click here It looks great in scifi books.

    Its all really science fantasy. X-rays ravaged Thomas Edison’s assistant’s hands and killed him X-rays ravaged Thomas Edison’s assistant’s hands and killed him. click here Thomas Edison began experimenting with X-rayin the 1890s after Roentgen accidentally developed the imaging technique . Clarence Dally was an assistant in Edison’s lab . He would later regret exposing himself to X-rays. Dally exposed his hands to radiation a thousand times more powerful, than what we use today . He did it for hours and years.

    Dally’s fingernails fell off, as horrible images show, Dally developed carcinoma. Dally’s left arm had to be amputated, 4 fingers of the other hand cut off. Dally’s entire left arm cut off. Dally died when he was 39. He died from metastatic carcinoma that had spread over his whole body. That was just eight years after his first X-ray. The first xray of bones beneath skin, captured Dallys attention.

    Dally became an assistant to Thomas Edison. Dally was ready to make the xrays his life’s work. In the end that work killed him.

    Dally exposed his hands to radiation over and over until melanomas put holes, in his hands . As shown in Edison’s horrible pictures.

    The xrays, led to the amputation of both Dallys arms. They led to his death. Clarence Dally’s hand was covered in lesions fromX-ray radiation, in Thomas Edison’s lab.

    Our curiosity has always gotten the best of us. Maybe that’s why Dally kept using his hands to test the X-ray he was helping Edison develop. He had to soak his hands in pales of water to be able to stand it. According to Edison, Dally always insisted on testing the strongest X-ray tubes. Dally was looked older, than his years. Dallys hand that he routinely rested under the X-rays was filled with tumors, that spread in Dallys body and, killed him. Thomas Edison said, he never wanted to hear about xrays or radionuclides again, after Dally’s death.

    Comment by Terra Lowe | March 20, 2021 | Reply


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