Friday, September 7, 2007

Mythboosters- AECL nuclear plant

Just a note Mr. Bloomberg. The handy brand-new AECL ACR-1000 does use enriched uranium, about 2% as opposed to the more common 4%. This allows all the advantages of a more compact core. My own feeling is that 2% enriched uranium is about as difficult to get as 4%. Unless we can mix in the old Soviet Union bombs, we don't have this stuff in Canada.

1 comment:

Monado said...

What I want to know is, what are we going to do with the Pickering plant now that it's 30 years old and due to start glowing in the dark? Build a ski hill? How long are these plants going to last?