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    Thorium, sounds too good to be true?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/c...h-thorium.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilfredlgf View Post
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    I'm buying that house.
    Even though the house is a stone's throw from the 'clean' nuclear power generator, it still has a dirty old chimney!

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    What's next? Fusion and anti matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    Thorium, sounds too good to be true?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/c...h-thorium.html
    The way the reporter, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, describes it, this process is blessed with:
    huge reserves of product in stable friendly countries;
    bigger energy output per unit cost;
    absolutely fool proof against meltdown/ disaster.

    I would not have been surprised if he said its exhaust makes the countryside smell like lavender and lillies.

    Hopefully this truly is a better method of nuclear power. But nothing is perfect. Or perhaps I'm too inclined to agree with another Ambrose:
    "It is evident that skepticism, while it makes no actual change in man, always makes him feel better." - Ambrose Bierce


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    Any man who quotes Ambrose Bierce in this day and age, deserves a double-take at the very least!

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    Let's leave the anti-matter discussion to CUNY professor Michio Kaku, I'm sure he's more knowledgeable than us. Actually sat in on one of his lectures both in CUNY and NYU (visiting).

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    RSL, I don't understand why we must leave it all to Dr Kaku.

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    Here's a parallel I would like to draw.

    The international broadcast television industry had the HD 16:9 format ready to roll at least 10 years before it started being adopted in small vertical pockets around the world. But the sheer size of investment in Betacam and DV 4:2:2 would not allow them to adopt any radically new format. And it wasn't just the recording or broadcasting equipment. Post production, dubbing, MCR equipment, all of these had to conform. And finally, the last mile. Consumer equipment had to reach end-of-life. At the other end, infrastructure investment in manufacturing of broadcast, prosumer and consumer mass-produced equipment and accessories (even cables) also had to be recouped. How long was RG59 in use?

    The old analog color TV sets with standard def 4:3 composite signals were not supposed to exist at all. Their technology was based on monochrome sets. But the mistake (or compromise) was perpetuated. And they stuck around for decades. Economics dictated it, pure and simple. There was too much money and vested interest to just throw it out one fine day.

    You can draw a parallel to the fossil-fuel-based energy industry...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilfredlgf View Post
    RSL, I don't understand why we must leave it all to Dr Kaku.
    Sorry, it was a retort to post number 20 by Pete_LSD (specially the anti-matter part).

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    Nice house. I like....

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    U.S. public support for more nuclear power slips

    By Christopher Doering | Reuters Tue, 22 Mar, 2011 8:30 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. public support for expanding nuclear power appears to be slipping after Japan's nuclear crisis while New York's governor said on Tuesday an aging plant near New York City will be the top priority in a federal review of earthquake risk to such facilities.

    The full story:
    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/put-brakes-...95447-648.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by extremenanopowe View Post
    Imagine if indonesia gets one??????? I'll migrate for sure...
    I agree, if it's Indonesia, especially in Jakarta I would migrate to Singapore or Australia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avenger View Post
    I agree, if it's Indonesia, especially in Jakarta I would migrate to Singapore or Australia
    Three experimental nuclear reactors have already been built in Yogyakarta, Serpong, and Bandung.

    Romania has a functioning nuclear power plant, and, to be honest, if Romania can handle it without blowing it up, then any country can do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gicutzu View Post
    Three experimental nuclear reactors have already been built in Yogyakarta, Serpong, and Bandung.

    Romania has a functioning nuclear power plant, and, to be honest, if Romania can handle it without blowing it up, then any country can do it
    the main problem is not about the power plant itself

    the main problem is the people
    Indonesian still cannot handle the nuclear
    it's like an alien for them
    they don't understand how harmful it is. some crazy people might even steal the uranium and think they could sell it for high price

    also, many people corrupt
    when you build a big project like this one that could cost you US $20 billion
    maybe they ask for 20 bill and only use 5 bill to build the powerplant
    which means a doom for everyone

    it is better not to build one in Indonesia until we ready to accept it
    until everyone not so stupid stealing iron so they can sell it
    until everyone understand how dangerous it is
    or at least until we don't have any resources left to use

    It seems I degrading Indonesian, but well, that's the truth
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    If Indonesia wants to build one, I would say Indonesia need expert from foreign country
    the company who build it should be from German, or somewhere else who has good engineer in nuclear power plant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avenger View Post
    the main problem is not about the power plant itself

    the main problem is the people
    Indonesian still cannot handle the nuclear
    it's like an alien for them
    they don't understand how harmful it is. some crazy people might even steal the uranium and think they could sell it for high price

    also, many people corrupt
    when you build a big project like this one that could cost you US $20 billion
    maybe they ask for 20 bill and only use 5 bill to build the powerplant
    which means a doom for everyone

    it is better not to build one in Indonesia until we ready to accept it
    until everyone not so stupid stealing iron so they can sell it
    until everyone understand how dangerous it is
    or at least until we don't have any resources left to use

    It seems I degrading Indonesian, but well, that's the truth
    We have the exact same problems in Romania: people stealing anything made out of iron (including train tracks and stuff), corruption, etc. I guess we're lucky that the power plant was built during the Communist times when there was no corruption and no stealing. I'm surprised that it still works...

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    Don't worry, the rich will be the first to get worried and they should be the first to oppose this. They have more to loose as you know what their mentality is... lol. Of course some will fly away to the moon.

    There's a saying in everyday life about 'problem'. People will say.. what problem? Any problem bigger than japan now? They are so cool and not worried even though it has spread to southern states. So, chill and relax.

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