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Monday, June 14, 2010

TerraPower, Gates, Toshiba / Westinghouse

It looks like the waste-burning reactor concept is getting a little closer to reality. Bill Gates' TerraPower has $35 million to put towards its goal of developing a reactor that will use waste from highly enriched uranium-fuel plants as its own fuel for long, slow burns. According to this article, the company is holding some initial talks with Westinghouse (owned by Toshiba... @#&$!) to develop the actual core design details. It looks as if this concept may actually see the light of day after all!

This writer detests the ownership of vital nuclear energy interests by foreign corporations, no matter their origin, in case you couldn't tell.

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