Re: [asa] Energy futures

From: John Burgeson (ASA member) <hossradbourne@gmail.com>
Date: Mon Mar 16 2009 - 11:20:33 EDT

On 3/16/09, Lawrence Johnston <johnston@uidaho.edu> wrote:
> John - I think you should change your words "Fusion" into "Fission".
> Best regards,
> Larry Johnston
>>>
Ouch! Made a global change insteard of a limited one.
Second mistake I ever made. <G>

Try again:

>> What I understand about nuclear plants is that they come in four flavors:
>>
>> 1, Fission Light nuclear (present day). Seasoned technology. Uses too
>> much uranium to suffice for the long haul.
>>
>> 2. Fission Fast neutron (still under development). Solves the "running
>> out of uranium" problem.
>>
>> 3. Fission Thorium. (a possibility but needs a lot of development).
>> Also solves the uranium problem.
>>
>> 4. Fusion. (always 20 years away). Friedman thinks there is enough of
>> a possibility for this one to pursue it with more funding.
>>

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