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Old 16-06-2024, 03:06 PM #1
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Default Bill Gates, 68 Live on CNN HD pushing his Nuke Power Business

On CNN HD USA on UK TV

He wants his Nuclear Power Business expanded


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[Gates has invested $1 billion into a nuclear power
plant that broke ground in Kemmerer, Wyo.,
this week.

The new facility, designed by the
Gates-founded TerraPower,
will be smaller than traditional fission nuclear
power plants and, in theory,
safer because it will use sodium instead
of water to cool the reactor's core.]


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https://www.reuters.com/business/env...rs-2023-12-04/

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I'm very supportive of nuclear, despite having followed the Fukushima disaster pretty closely as it happened in Japanese media. All energy creation comes with risks. The more energy created, the more risks. It's good he's starting smaller. Politicians and citizens really don't want to be anywhere near nuclear, but it's dangerous to let the current plants run without replacement for so long. Especially since safer designs now exist. It's just getting them approved and built. One problem with Daiichi is that TEPCO recommissioned the plant past it's EOL date with falsified records. The design was so old, and that was its fatal flaw, as there was no way to cool down the reactors without a main power connection. Well, the tsunami had wiped out everything around the plant, so they didn't reconnect immediately and 3 reactors melted down as a result. English media didn't really cover this in detail, but in Japanese media it was very clear how very close it came to being disastrous for a lot of people. I want to say #1 was a 1st gen GE design. So the irony is as a result of people being afraid to build more nuclear, there's more incentives to push current reactors well beyond what their designs likely intended. Not the biggest fan of Bill Gates, but it's an important step.
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i billion is a drop in the ocean when talking nuclear power investment
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I'm very supportive of nuclear, despite having followed the Fukushima disaster pretty closely as it happened in Japanese media. All energy creation comes with risks. The more energy created, the more risks. It's good he's starting smaller. Politicians and citizens really don't want to be anywhere near nuclear, but it's dangerous to let the current plants run without replacement for so long. Especially since safer designs now exist. It's just getting them approved and built. One problem with Daiichi is that TEPCO recommissioned the plant past it's EOL date with falsified records. The design was so old, and that was its fatal flaw, as there was no way to cool down the reactors without a main power connection. Well, the tsunami had wiped out everything around the plant, so they didn't reconnect immediately and 3 reactors melted down as a result. English media didn't really cover this in detail, but in Japanese media it was very clear how very close it came to being disastrous for a lot of people. I want to say #1 was a 1st gen GE design. So the irony is as a result of people being afraid to build more nuclear, there's more incentives to push current reactors well beyond what their designs likely intended. Not the biggest fan of Bill Gates, but it's an important step.
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