Who Wants A Shipstone?

Bill Gates’ traveling-wave reactor designuses an uranium so common on Earth it can provide everyone on the planet with the same level of power consumption Americans enjoy — for a million years.

Demo reactor scheduled to be built in 2020. As someone often says, Faster Please.

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3 Responses to Who Wants A Shipstone?

  1. Roberta X says:

    With molten sodium as the working fluid and requiring fuel elements to get shuffled into the “burn zone,” this is explicitly not a Shipstone and, sadly, has a very high NIMBY factor.

    –Anyone remember what the working fluid was in the ill-fated breeder reactor that stars in the panicky-muckraker We Almost Lost Detroit? Na.

  2. Roberta X says:

    With molten sodium as the working fluid and requiring fuel elements to get shuffled into the “burn zone,” (check it on Wikipedia) this is explicitly not a Shipstone and, sadly, has a very high NIMBY factor.

    –Anyone remember what the working fluid was in the ill-fated breeder reactor that stars in the panicky-muckraker We Almost Lost Detroit? Na.

  3. Windy Wilson says:

    In any event, cheap energy that is patently green despite the objections of the statists is a good thing. Cheap energy is liberty, as well as the fountainhead of modern technology and innovation.

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