Monthly Archives: May 2011

Is there enough Uranium ore to do the job?

In a recent post, Nuclear Decisions-4, we examined whether nuclear power might be able to replace all other forms of power generation.  Our answer?   No, we will run out of fuel immediately we were to try. That answer assumes … Continue reading

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Has Peak Oil happened?

The 2011 March 25  s article by Richard Kerr in the the professional journal, Science1 discussed the possibility that the peaking in  world petroleum consumption may have already occurred.  (Richard A. Kerr, “Peak Oil Production May Already Be Here,” Science, … Continue reading

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Nuclear Decisions 4 – What does it all mean?

The world is in the middle of a crisis concerning nuclear energy.  Fukushima, reprocessing breaches, loss of coolant, fuel melts, release of radioactives into the environment – a host of nuclear hobgoblins beat about our heads, screech our ears. Are … Continue reading

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Nuclear Decisions 3 – Spent Fuel

Can nuclear reactor waste and spent fuel  from nuclear power plants be rendered harmless to the Earth environment? The first post in this sequence, Decisions-1, brought up the two top-most safety issues that are associated with nuclear reactors,  (1) loss … Continue reading

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