Quantcast
AB is looking at Nu-cu-lar power - Beyond.ca - Car Forums
Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 47

Thread: AB is looking at Nu-cu-lar power

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Wildflower Ranch
    My Ride
    Mom's Spaghetti
    Posts
    1,859
    Rep Power
    23

    Default AB is looking at Nu-cu-lar power

    https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?x...EB62BA02A0EFC8

    Premier Jason Kenney has signalled the intent for Alberta to enter into a memorandum of understanding with Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick to support the development of versatile and scalable small modular reactors (SMRs).

    “Alberta’s rich uranium deposits, respected innovation and research sector, and technically skilled and educated workforce could make us an attractive destination to develop and deploy SMRs. By signing on to this agreement, our government is taking another step to attract investment and job creators to our province by ensuring we have the appropriate regulatory framework in place should private industry decide to pursue this emerging technology.”

    Sonya Savage, Minister of Energy
    SMRs are nuclear reactors that are smaller and more flexible than conventional nuclear reactors. SMRs would be small enough to be built in a factory and shipped by truck, rail or ship.
    A typical SMR would generate between two and 300 megawatts of electricity, which could provide power for a village or small city. In comparison, a conventional nuclear reactor can generate 600 to 1,000 megawatts, which can provide power for a large city.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Calgary Alberta
    My Ride
    Volvo C30 T5 R-Design
    Posts
    300
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Probably the only thing this gov has done or is trying to do, that I actually support
    Originally posted by speedog
    So more beyond armchair activism at work again?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    Silverado
    Posts
    2,571
    Rep Power
    15

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gestalt View Post
    Im the one with a learning disability....

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Wildflower Ranch
    My Ride
    Mom's Spaghetti
    Posts
    1,859
    Rep Power
    23

    Default

    So we have a lot of uranium, eh.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Calgary AB
    Posts
    2,061
    Rep Power
    16

    Default

    I am neither pro or anti nuclear power as a rule. I won't lie and say I am 100% comfortable with it but that is just because I don't trust industry or government not to get to a point where corners get cut and accidents happen and let's face it... Nuclear accidents are going to have a bigger impact than probably most potential power generating accidents, but that said I know that is a fear response more than an educated one.

    I am definitely open to exploring it further!
    Bob Blakeborough

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Duplex city
    My Ride
    No longer Savage. :(
    Posts
    7,646
    Rep Power
    40

    Default

    the small modular reactors are a great idea, and honestly one of the few reactor types that have a hoe of getting built without insane cost overruns. Build the whole thing in a controlled factory environment, and build a bunch of em, and then ship them to site for final assembly.
    Plunk down two or three north of Fort MacMurray, and sprinkle another five or six through the rest of the province.
    Make the world a radder place, grow a mullet.
    Public Mobile is the best, just like Phil Collins haggard face.

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Rural_Juror
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    no one gives maritimers shit for culturally appropriating donairs.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    Calgmonton/AB
    Posts
    721
    Rep Power
    20

    Default

    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.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    Fiesta ST
    Posts
    946
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tirebob View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I am neither pro or anti nuclear power as a rule. I won't lie and say I am 100% comfortable with it but that is just because I don't trust industry or government not to get to a point where corners get cut and accidents happen and let's face it... Nuclear accidents are going to have a bigger impact than probably most potential power generating accidents, but that said I know that is a fear response more than an educated one.

    I am definitely open to exploring it further!
    I'm comfortable with it. Two of the main nuclear meltdowns have well understood causes. Chernobyl was built in the 70's just 20 years after nuclear power was achieved. There wasn't the same safeties and design as there would be today. And Fukushima was built right on the ocean and there was recommendations to increase the height of the coastal walls but that was scrapped for cost saving.

    New reactors built here, and with smaller sizes, would be orders of magnitude safer. Alberta especially already has quite strict industrial standards so you'd have to think if they are entering into this that they'll do it right. Nuclear powered oil sands could be a huge drop in emmissions that the industry needs to turn over a cleaner leaf.
    Nolan

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Not the NE
    My Ride
    ‘Berta Special
    Posts
    5,233
    Rep Power
    27

    Default

    Don’t worry I’m sure the government will find some way to tax sieverts or something.

    Remember the Liberal/NDP Mantra: if it moves, tax it, if it moves in Alberta tax it at least 10X more.
    Originally posted by Thales of Miletus

    If you think I have been trying to present myself as intellectually superior, then you truly are a dimwit.
    Originally posted by Toma
    fact.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Parked in Baygirl's garage.
    My Ride
    2019 F150 Lariat 3.5L BOOST!
    Posts
    4,284
    Rep Power
    15

    Default

    I really hope they finally get the ball rolling on this. This has been debated and kicked around for decades. BUILD THAT NUC!
    Boosted life tip #329
    Girlfriends cost money
    Turbos cost money
    Both make whining noises
    Make the smart choice.

    Originally posted by Mibz
    Always a fucking awful experience seeing spikers. Extra awful when he laps me.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    GLA
    Posts
    2,105
    Rep Power
    28

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Don’t worry I’m sure the government will find some way to tax sieverts or something.

    Remember the Liberal/NDP Mantra: if it moves, tax it, if it moves in Alberta tax it at least 10X more.
    They will calculate the output into the equalization formulas

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    calgary
    Posts
    1,278
    Rep Power
    14

    Default

    About damn time.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Duplex city
    My Ride
    No longer Savage. :(
    Posts
    7,646
    Rep Power
    40

    Default

    Make the world a radder place, grow a mullet.
    Public Mobile is the best, just like Phil Collins haggard face.

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Rural_Juror
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    no one gives maritimers shit for culturally appropriating donairs.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Pallet Town
    Posts
    547
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Needs deep south New Orleans. Nu Klar.
    Combustion engine cars - Bwahaha.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    A slow bike & an even slower car.
    Posts
    6,350
    Rep Power
    21

    Default

    @tirebob , nuclear is a great idea and the objectively best way to have a low or no-carbon energy grid.

    New nuclear tech is designed to be impossible to meltdown by virtue of how the fuel/coolant is maintained (and what the fuel source even is). I'm not an expert here but am aware of several developments, such as molten-salt reactors, that make such claims.

    Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molten_salt_reactor

    Notable excerpt:

    "Terrestrial Energy, a Canadian-based company, is developing a DMSR design called the Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR). The IMSR is designed to be deployable as a small modular reactor (SMR). Their design currently undergoing licensing is 400MW thermal (190MW electrical). With high operating temperatures, the IMSR has applications in industrial heat markets as well as traditional power markets. The main design features include neutron moderation from graphite, fueling with low-enriched uranium and a compact and replaceable Core-unit. Decay heat is removed passively using nitrogen (with air as an emergency alternative). The latter feature permits the operational simplicity necessary for industrial deployment.[17]

    Terrestrial completed the first phase of a prelicensing review by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission in 2017, which provided a regulatory opinion that the design features are generally safe enough to eventually obtain a license to construct the reactor."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molten...-first_century

    If the above is what they're planning on deploying, there is almost no downside.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 1987
    Location
    SK
    My Ride
    Fit Dugan Signature (2016)
    Posts
    3,017
    Rep Power
    40

    Default

    If you're against climate change, against fossil fuels/oil AND against nuclear then you just like to argue for argument's sake and have no idea, at all, what you're talking about.
    Originally posted by SJW
    Once again another useless post by JRSCOOLDUDE.
    Originally posted by snowcat
    Don't let the e-thugs and faggots get to you when they quote your posts and write stupid shit.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    S.E. (not the drrty south)
    My Ride
    Natural gas, and natural gas accessories
    Posts
    7,344
    Rep Power
    29

    Default

    Spent fuel rods is the only rational argument against nuclear. We need to find a safe way to send that shit to the moon.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    A slow bike & an even slower car.
    Posts
    6,350
    Rep Power
    21

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Spent fuel rods is the only rational argument against nuclear. We need to find a safe way to send that shit to the moon.
    True, but even as an argument it's fairly weak. Important, yes, but a weak opposing argument given the significant benefits it represents.

  19. #19
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Calgary,AB
    My Ride
    2015 Kia Forte5 SX
    Posts
    867
    Rep Power
    7

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Spent fuel rods is the only rational argument against nuclear. We need to find a safe way to send that shit to the moon.
    Cant we bury it in a really deep hole.

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Parked in Baygirl's garage.
    My Ride
    2019 F150 Lariat 3.5L BOOST!
    Posts
    4,284
    Rep Power
    15

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by nzwasp View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Cant we bury it in a really deep hole.
    meh, I say just shoot em at the sun
    Boosted life tip #329
    Girlfriends cost money
    Turbos cost money
    Both make whining noises
    Make the smart choice.

    Originally posted by Mibz
    Always a fucking awful experience seeing spikers. Extra awful when he laps me.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Power Eng/Power Operator

    By rbau493 in forum Careers
    Replies: 31
    Latest Threads: 09-20-2010, 10:01 PM
  2. Spec-tac-u-lar Honda Meet August 15, 2009

    By 95EG6P in forum Events and Meets
    Replies: 136
    Latest Threads: 08-21-2009, 06:55 AM
  3. no power some times but alot of power days

    By slowaccord in forum Forced Induction Talk
    Replies: 6
    Latest Threads: 04-28-2005, 11:57 AM
  4. Putting power options on a non power car

    By schurchill39 in forum General Car/Bike Talk
    Replies: 4
    Latest Threads: 03-17-2005, 12:43 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •