From a book by Tom Blees:-
It will probably surprise you to know that there is a virtually inexhaustible source of energy that is safe, lean, and economical that will require no recourse to mining, drilling, or other extraction processes for literally hundreds of years. Far from being another pie in the sky, this technology was developed at one of America’s national laboratories over more than a decade by a veritable army of PhDs. As the project reached its triumphant conclusion in the mid-90s, it was suddenly terminated and its facilities dismantled. The scientists who’d succeeded so spectacularly in their efforts were scattered, and word came down from the U.S. department of Energy that the project was not to be publicized.
Another typical American conspiracy story? Perhaps, perhaps not. However the technology is apparently real. He is talking about a type of nuclear reactor (still a fission reactor not the utopian fusion type) that yields 100-300 times as much energy for the same amount of fuel when compared to todays nuclear reactors. It could operate without any need for mining for several hundred years because it can be fueled using the worlds accumulated nuclear waste that conventional reactors have been piling up for decades. In other words it actually largely solves the existing nuclear waste storage problem. It is safer because if it loses it’s coolant the physics of the design means that the reactor shuts down instead of melts down. Whilst not yet commercialised IFR may be an energy solution that can undercut coal as a power source without any carbon tax or cap and trade mechanism.
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I’m not suggesting our government should pick winners. However technology is fascinating.