But since you can't have enriched uranium from it no one wants it. :rolleyes:
Re nuclear waste: A lot of it can be reprocessed into usable fuel. France does it.
Or, just use a breeder reactor. They produce more fissile material than they consume. (No, I don't know how it works either.)
But what I'd REALLY like to see is fusion. Much better than fusion, in my opinion.
Also, Michael, is it possible to download all the images in an archive? I'd like to flip through them all, but the back/next links sometimes break (i.e. don't appear at all).
Thanks Michael for that great post. The pictures and text are stunning.
Many who have replied to this forum eagerly defend nuclear energy as safe, clean, economical, etc, etc, and etc.
The indisputable fact is that Chernobyl is just as "alive" - as fatally radioactive - today as it was 24 years ago only an hour after the tragic failure.
For those interested, I have posted this shameless link to ongoing news of a nuclear nature.
I suggest that everyone bookmark and read the NRC postings of Nuclear Event Reports for all reactors in the USA. Most are minor, but there are dozens every week. Here they are for
2009 and 2010.
It's certainly true that you wouldn't want to rub your scrotum on any foliage near the reactor building, but it's a *long* way from the 10-minutes-and-you're-dead levels immediately following the accident.
the other advantage afaik is that there can be no core meltdown :)
(and dump all of that "unclean" atomic waste and uranium into space ;) )
*runs and hides*
of course that wouldn't be the "right thing" (with responsibility in mind) to do ...
First off, nice pictures. Photojournalism is probably the best way to get more attention on Chernobyl, as it should be. There are still plenty of russian design RBMK's around the world, so it's best that everything that still exists is out in the public.
Secondly, a young woman did one of the first phototours of this area from her motorcycle about 5 years ago. Her exploits are now hosted on
www.kiddofspeed.com. She did two phototours and they are very interesting. She has a couple of others including phototours of areas of Nazi and Mongol invasion, separated by a thousand years but occurring on the same land. Also one of the orange revolution in 2004.