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Japanese Nuclear Power Plant Incident – UPDATE

March 15, 2011 by

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UPDATE 15 March 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Accident – 15th March summary of situation If you read virtually all the media reports on this incident, you might be tempted to believe that this is a bigger disaster than the Tsunami that killed what may amount to thousands, and left probably millions homeless and with nothing left, […]

Nuclear Electrical Power Generation – Why The Fuss? (Part 9)

August 7, 2009 by

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THE WASTE! THE WASTE! WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE WASTE? Put the word ‘nuclear’ in front of that word waste, and all rational debate immediately goes out the window. I have argued in all the earlier posts that nuclear power for the generation of electricity should be kept on the table as a viable […]

Nuclear Electrical Power Generation – Why The Fuss? (Part 6)

August 4, 2009 by

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The above image is of the Limerick Power Plant. It utilises two GE Boiling Water Reactors and generates a nameplate capacity of 2268MW, delivering 19 Million KiloWattHours of electrical power to consumers, at a power delivery efficiency rate of 95%. Click on the image to open it in a new window, and then click on […]

Nuclear Electrical Power Generation – Why The Fuss? (Part 5)

July 31, 2009 by

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The image shown here is a single enriched pellet used in a nuclear electrical power generator. Uranium is a naturally existing material in the Earth, and deposits are vast, with further deposits being discovered on a regular basis. The ore is mined, and the Uranium separated from that. This is called Yellowcake, and naturally existing […]