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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-06-06 04:49 AM
Response to Reply #29
40. Educate me
How much heat is released by a safely encapsulated waste cask?
Enough to feel warmth?

If heat does escape safely, would it be correct to assume that it is
not accompanied by radiation?

If the above are answered positively, why is there not more of a drive
to use the casks as low-level heat sources via a simple heat-exchanger
circuit?
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  -EU approves France's intention to build a new reactor, one of the world's largest. NNadir  Nov-01-06 01:14 PM   #0 
  - So are U.S. warships headed toward Marseilles right now?  marmar   Nov-01-06 01:19 PM   #1 
  - We should be doing this  PAdem2   Nov-01-06 01:20 PM   #2 
     - I assume we can put the waste in your basement?  acmejack   Nov-01-06 01:24 PM   #3 
        - Actually, I am having more of a problem with the fossil fuel waste  NNadir   Nov-01-06 01:29 PM   #4 
        - Let he who is without sin...  Chemical Bill   Nov-01-06 02:11 PM   #5 
           - Googling "nuclear waste" would not substitute for knowing something  NNadir   Nov-01-06 03:55 PM   #6 
           - Insulting me is not the same as winning a debate.  Chemical Bill   Nov-02-06 08:31 AM   #7 
           - Which fact in this "debate" do you take as an insult?  NNadir   Nov-02-06 09:16 AM   #8 
              - I'm sorry...  Chemical Bill   Nov-02-06 03:01 PM   #10 
                 - Um, the fact that nobody has died doesn't make it safe?  NNadir   Nov-04-06 07:47 AM   #24 
                    - Nadirs idea of  greenparty   Nov-04-06 07:16 PM   #34 
                       - Obviously you are unfamiliar with the millions of people who die each year  NNadir   Nov-05-06 11:13 AM   #38 
           - Karen Silkwood....  Chemical Bill   Nov-02-06 03:05 PM   #11 
              - I assume no one in your state has ever died from handling fossil fuels.  NNadir   Nov-02-06 04:23 PM   #12 
                 - so nuklaar is the answer?  greenparty   Nov-02-06 07:21 PM   #13 
                 - This is nonsense.  NNadir   Nov-02-06 08:04 PM   #14 
                 - how what is?  greenparty   Nov-03-06 09:07 AM   #18 
                    - Whatever. Renewable energy is insufficient to address climate change.  NNadir   Nov-03-06 04:14 PM   #21 
                       - more personal gratification  greenparty   Nov-03-06 10:34 PM   #22 
                          - One wonders whether such responses are supposed to sound thoughtful.  NNadir   Nov-04-06 11:31 AM   #28 
                             - no they are meant  greenparty   Nov-04-06 07:11 PM   #33 
                 - Hello, my name is greenparty, and I'm an anti-nuklaar activist...  hunter   Nov-02-06 08:05 PM   #15 
                 - *chuckle*  Dead_Parrot   Nov-02-06 10:14 PM   #16 
                 - Straw man...  Chemical Bill   Nov-03-06 09:13 AM   #19 
                    - I oppose any unnecessary expansion of agricultural lands.  hunter   Nov-03-06 02:59 PM   #20 
                    - Um, she didn't have nuclear "fuel" in her refrigerator.  NNadir   Nov-03-06 11:29 PM   #23 
                       - Well I care what he says.  hankthecrank   Nov-04-06 07:57 AM   #25 
                          - I'm sure you do.  NNadir   Nov-04-06 09:15 AM   #26 
                             - Very Good Makes my day  hankthecrank   Nov-04-06 09:34 AM   #27 
                             - Yes we all get a vote.  NNadir   Nov-04-06 02:08 PM   #30 
                             - Here's a little picture for you to contemplate further to my other post.  NNadir   Nov-04-06 07:53 PM   #35 
                             - And im sure by now you know  greenparty   Nov-04-06 06:59 PM   #32 
                                - Actually what I think has become the world standard.  NNadir   Nov-04-06 11:40 PM   #36 
           - Nuclear waste is a much lesser concern than fossil fuel waste.  hunter   Nov-02-06 11:54 AM   #9 
              - Me too ... every word. (n/t)  Nihil   Nov-03-06 03:30 AM   #17 
              - That's a lot of post there, almost like a full time job......  Porcupine   Nov-05-06 06:57 AM   #37 
                 - Ease up there ... no need to start eating our own ...  Nihil   Nov-06-06 04:43 AM   #39 
                    - uh may want to recheck  greenparty   Nov-06-06 08:01 AM   #41 
                       - It doesn't cost money to hit the "Enter" key twice!  hunter   Nov-06-06 11:42 AM   #42 
        - NO, but you can put it in my yard.  Throckmorton   Nov-04-06 12:40 PM   #29 
           - I think I have room for a Sr-90 powered RTG in my crawlspace.  NNadir   Nov-04-06 02:46 PM   #31 
           - Educate me  Nihil   Nov-06-06 04:49 AM   #40 
 

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