Sunday, November 23, 2008

Underground Nuclear Power Station

We did a lot of work on this in the early 80's. Thought it was a great idea! Turns out it wasn't so hot, since you had to deal with a lot of holes, and the heat dissipation was a problem.

Nevertheless, we did a lot of analysis, and some drilling at Bruce. That's how I got to know the site so well.

I also did some dynamic modeling, since the extra heat might cause rock spall and rock bursts.

As we all know, I decided that the Bruce site could never support an underground structure, so we walked away from all this silliness.

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