Thinking on Talks (parts I & II)

Jacqui Caren jacqui.caren at
Tue Dec 6 16:08:48 GMT 2005

Peter wrote:
> I'm not convinced that nuclear power plants are any more dangerous
> than coal-fired power plants.

But air cooled plutonium generators relying on a massive "cigarette"
filter" on top of the stack to stop air borne contaminants getting out
are something else.
When the reactor was ramped up, it caught fire and the bod running it
decide to up the air flow to try and "blow" the fire out. Instead the
filter caught fire and raw core contaminants were blown over a massive

 > Coal is pretty radioactive: more energy
> could be obtained by fissioning the material in it than burning it.

Even better that a fluidised bed?

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