On Sat, 13 Oct 2012 02:06:21 -0500, Bill Snyder <bsny...@airmail.net>
>On Fri, 12 Oct 2012 18:01:20 -0700, JRSternI had not looked at the status of pebble bed projects in many years.
>>On Fri, 12 Oct 2012 17:42:30 -0500, Bill Snyder <bsny...@airmail.net>
>>>>>> As they say, close enough for government work.
>>>Check out "pebble-bed" reactors.
>>I think I did say so way upthread, it was certainly one design I had
>>Goddamn Google anyway you can never just mention something and let it
>>Yeah, close enuf.
>I see one of those URL's has the word "demise" in it. Seems a tad
>"SHIDAO, China While engineers at Japan s stricken nuclear power
It's not encouraging. I'd have to get into serious research mode to
have much of an informed opinion on this report of a new Chinese
effort, sounds on the surface just like the ones that have previously
failed. Y'know, nature just seems to be like that, if you want to
generate a gigawatt of power there are just no real easy answers.
"Helium-cooled" just doesn't sound like the design is ever going to be
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