Is nuclear power a solution to the world energy problems.

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     Marcos Rupérez Cerqueda 
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    Many people told that nuclear power is a solution to the climate change as it is not emiting C02, but? it is a real solution for the world energy problem.

    At the end of tha day nuclear power need fuel ( nuclear fuel) that have to be extracted from the ground and that is limited … so it is a real problem, don´t you think there would be wars for the nuclear resources as we have now for the petro case the nuclear power would be the main power in the country grids.

    On the other hands, what about the risks? would you like to be on a world full of nuclear plants every where?

    opinions?

    #12250
     Phil Rushton 
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    Nuclear fuel is mined however the current waste stockpiles hidden around the world still contain significant fissile material which can be repurposed as fuel when in the correct reactor. Some new (not widely commercialised) reactor technologies ‘burn’ fissile material. These reactors are really interesting as they reduce the amound of waste evolved from the process which is a significant cost to operators and countries to process store and secure over millennia.

    Molten salt nuclear reactor that eats radioactive waste gets funded

    Equally there are ‘breeder’ reactors which generate more fuel than they consume. These were not pursued commercially only because more Uranium was found in the 60’s.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breeder_reactor

    Some really interesting and new challenges in the energy industry – for me nuclear has a place in providing out increasing energy baseline. New nuclear needs momentum, particularly stable governments and good engineers – it is a world away from the experimental era of the 50’s to 80’s where mistakes were made (Chernobyl) which are inexcusable from an environmental point of view.

    Lets get behind it and do it right!

    #12254
     Marcos Rupérez Cerqueda 
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    But you know what, that actually no one is financing in bign number nuclear compared to the numbers of renewable energies so i think nuclear energy is already dead it is just the mather of time.

    i expres opinion about that in this video i diod some weeks ago check it:

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