Sunday, November 09, 2008

Shed-sized nuclear power plants by 2013

Nuclear power plants smaller than a garden shed and able to power 20,000 homes will be on sale within five years, say scientists at Los Alamos, the US government laboratory which developed the first atomic bomb. The miniature reactors will be factory-sealed, contain no weapons-grade material, have no moving parts and will be nearly impossible to steal because they will be encased in concrete and buried underground.
Via The Guardian

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:26 PM

    These have been for sale since 1967, they're called Slowpoke research reactors. Just order them from Canada's AECL with the sterling engines to convert the thermal energy to electricity (the inherently safe design means no steam for turbines.