Monday, July 11, 2011

Nuclear Stress Tests

I've been involved in nuclear stress tests.  They are very difficult to design, which brings to mind the great flippancy that everybody is diving into.  Everybody is going to do it!

The Japanese say they are going to design them in advance, and let the utilities run them.  Oh, yeah....   Problem is that the results of these tests are unstable.  Put one parameter a little bit high, and all the reactors fail.  And what physics are you going to use?  The same crap from 30 years ago?

Now, good old Canada will conduct them in total secrecy, and all the plants will pass. :)  Then we don't have the problem of running out of electricity.   Japan will make up some test and they will all fail, so then they will be scrambling to corrupt the results, etc.

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