Nuclear Power to Save the World!!
A group in South Africa has developed a new nuclear power technology . The new technology includes two key advances. First, the fuel comes packaged in a way that is safer to handle and allows more complete use of the fuel. The advantages are not just in reduced cost and safety but also, since the fuel is used to exhaustion, it reportedly poses less of a proliferation problem. Second, the reactors are smaller and cooled with helium instead of water. This allows for them to be more easily located near areas of concentrated demand. The helium cooling also appears to provide increased security again devastating accidents.
So, what's the other side of the glowing coin presented in this news release?