Haven't read the linky but what of dirty bombs made up from the nuclear waste. A terrorist's or blackmailer's dream?An accelerator-driven sub-critical nuclear power plant for ship propulsion and national grid top-up power when renewables are inactive.
- The efficacy of sub-critical nuclear power has already been demonstrated.
- Sub-critical power units can use the existing stockpile of nuclear waste as fuel, rendering it far less toxic in the process.
- Accelerator-driven sub-critical power can be turned on and switched off at will making Chernobyl- and Fukushima-type incidents inconceivable.
- There is no practical route to nuclear weapons from sub-critical power production.
- Merchant shipping is a major source of CO₂ and particulate pollution, both of which are eradicated by this power source.
- The failure of governments to complete the development and invention of this power source implies an underlying desire to retain nuclear weapons capacity at the expense of safer nuclear power.
More detail here: https://www.world-nuclear.org/infor...ration/accelerator-driven-nuclear-energy.aspx
That's probably closer than you think, no pun intended. Facebook have probably got a patent on it already.Something akin to headphones, whereby instead of dictating or typing, reports, letters etc., could be quickly converted to text from simply constructing the sentences in my brain and if necessary move them around, without the need to speak them.
This is indeed a danger but if you put yourself in the terrorists' shoes the waste from sub-critical plants is not really dirty enough for your purposes. The danger here would be from a sub-critical plant which was using waste from a critical plant as fuel, having its fuel stolen. After use, the fuel would be even more degraded and less interesting to terrorists. The spent fuel danger for dirty bombs is principally a problem for existing critical plants. A greater danger than terrorists is probably rogue states trying to re-engineer sub-critical fuels into uranium compounds. Discussion of this danger here: https://www.nature.com/articles/492031aHaven't read the linky but what of dirty bombs made up from the nuclear waste. A terrorist's or blackmailer's dream?
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