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Japanese Nuclear Power Plant Incident – UPDATE

March 15, 2011 by


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


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


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


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 […]