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    Quote Originally Posted by spikerS View Post
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    meh, I say just shoot em at the sun
    If the rocket explodes on the way out of the atmosphere, we are fucked.

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    Cant we bury it in a really deep hole.
    Is what I would do. Deep deep hole. Bury it. Fill hole. Hope you didn't fuck yourself in a few years.

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    Offshore drilling into a subduction zone ( West coast of NA ) was always my favourite.

    Overkill, but pretty fool proof and uses tried and true technologies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A790 View Post
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    If the rocket explodes on the way out of the atmosphere, we are fucked.

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    Is what I would do. Deep deep hole. Bury it. Fill hole. Hope you didn't fuck yourself in a few years.
    Sounds like a good option for some old abandoned oil wells.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Offshore drilling into a subduction zone ( West coast of NA ) was always my favourite.

    Overkill, but pretty fool proof and uses tried and true technologies.
    That was my second thought too. Find a fault line where one plate is going under the other. Drill down as far as possible, insert spent rods, cap with cement, and send em to the core. Problem solves itself!
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    so what was wrong with the extremely plentiful, extremely low cost natural gas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by g-m View Post
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    so what was wrong with the extremely plentiful, extremely low cost natural gas?
    Carbon baaaaaaaad
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    Quote Originally Posted by g-m View Post
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    so what was wrong with the extremely plentiful, extremely low cost natural gas?
    Nothing, but these mobile mobile mini-nukes can be a beneficial supplement to the grid.

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    I wonder how long does the fuel last before you have to store it?

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    Put it right back in the same hole it came out of in northern Saskatchewan. It's ok and apparently non carbon producing to mine it out of that ground, no reason it can't return there after. It's all natural organic after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyL View Post
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    Put it right back in the same hole it came out of in northern Saskatchewan. It's ok and apparently non carbon producing to mine it out of that ground, no reason it can't return there after. It's all natural organic after all.
    Are you suggesting that the carbon footprint tied to small-scale nuclear is the same or greater than equivalent energy generated via fossil fuels?

    I'm trying to understand what point you're trying to make.

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    Yes absolutely. Gas turbines are the most thermodynamically efficient large scale power generation method. They're great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by g-m View Post
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    Yes absolutely. Gas turbines are the most thermodynamically efficient large scale power generation method. They're great!
    But but... CARBON bad! Besides, why would we use Gas when we can just flare that shit off...
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    Quote Originally Posted by A790 View Post
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    Are you suggesting that the carbon footprint tied to small-scale nuclear is the same or greater than equivalent energy generated via fossil fuels?

    I'm trying to understand what point you're trying to make.
    Any time you mine a material from the ground refine it truck it around - it's got a footprint... So no carbon footprint for nuclear is super wrong - the footprint just of the concrete that will be required in construction is immense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyL View Post
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    Any time you mine a material from the ground refine it truck it around - it's got a footprint... So no carbon footprint for nuclear is super wrong - the footprint just of the concrete that will be required in construction is immense.
    And to be clear, natural gas plants don't have these same shortfalls? Do they not use mined materials in their construction as well?

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    The overhead is huge in nuclear. HUGE. You need to mine a ton of it, refine it, build the plant, do everything with safety to the max. You can't run the plant very hard for the same reasons. All the infrastructure is in place for gas already. Pipelines, plants, etc
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    We clearly need to power all of western Canada with giant radioactive gas turbines in northern Saskatchewan.

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    Calling them "SMR" is the first giant step in the wrong direction since that's already what a Steam Methane Reformer is and has been for several decades.
    Not knowing this makes me think they're too dumb to be talking about nuclear power.
    Or smart enough to know that a meaningless acronym can sneak by the approvals process and by fearful voters. Whereas if you physically say the word "nuclear" anywhere, people will freak the fuck out and project gets scrapped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spikerS View Post
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    meh, I say just shoot em at the sun

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    Don't be messing up the perfect fusion generator (the Sun) with garbage from the earth.

    Just admit it, all this technology on earth even if we figure out fusion power, pales in comparison to the Sun.
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    Just throw spent fuel rods into the ocean like used car batteries.
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