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Title: A new look for nuclear power
Post by: Marlin on Jun 26, 2015, 04:01
A new look for nuclear power

http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2015/new-look-floating-nuclear-power-0624
Title: Re: A new look for nuclear power
Post by: HydroDave63 on Jun 26, 2015, 07:09
I'm pretty sure that "once-through cooling" objections would be formidable...
Title: Re: A new look for nuclear power
Post by: Marlin on Jun 26, 2015, 07:50
I'm pretty sure that "once-through cooling" objections would be formidable...

Once through? I didn't see that in the article, I did see:

"At all times, the cooling water and seawater are kept separate so that contaminants cannot flow from one to the other."
Title: Re: A new look for nuclear power
Post by: chuckdhuff on Jun 29, 2015, 09:36
Will never happen

It already has: http://enformable.com/2014/09/first-floating-nuclear-power-station-scrapped/ (http://enformable.com/2014/09/first-floating-nuclear-power-station-scrapped/)

...and another one coming soon: http://bellona.org/news/nuclear-issues/nuclear-russia/2014-10-russia-announces-yet-newer-delivery-date-first-floating-nuclear-power-plant (http://bellona.org/news/nuclear-issues/nuclear-russia/2014-10-russia-announces-yet-newer-delivery-date-first-floating-nuclear-power-plant)
Title: Re: A new look for nuclear power
Post by: Chimera on Jul 01, 2015, 11:27
The idea of off-shore/floating nuclear power plants has been bandied about for decades . . . and MIT is just now discovering this entirely unoriginal idea?

On the other hand, the Navy has been making them for decades.  They call them aircraft carriers.  And, strangely enough, the fresh water and the salt water don't mix.