Thursday, September 16, 2010

South Africa Does the AECL


A decade and more than R9-billion after starting, the government on Thursday pronounced South Africa's attempts to research and build a pebble bed nuclear reactor officially dead.

Speaking in the National Assembly, Public Enterprises Minister Barbara Hogan told MPs that after "careful consideration", government was pulling the plug on its Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) project.

THE PEBBLE REACTOR IS DEAD! Another country has realized the futility of creating their own Avro Arrow reactor. Sure the technology is superior, but it's too expensive and nobody wants it.

What is Ontario going to do? That was their second choice after AECL..... :) (that's a joke, son!)


Anonymous said...

Ontario's gonna buy 2 EC6. I know it's just a paintjob on 40-year old technology, but it's all they've got.

Harold Asmis said...

Fairly low capacity, and a difficult fit on that postage-stamp site. Good luck to them!