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price of about $35 per pound. This was above the 6300 tons that China
needed to run their current nuclear reactors. Total 2013 uranium
imports into China reached $2.39 billion
A new design for nuclear plants built on floating platforms, modeled
after those used for offshore oil drilling, could help avoid problems
from Tsunamis and earthquakes. Such floating plants would be designed
to be automatically cooled by the surrounding seawater in a worst-case
scenario, which would indefinitely prevent any melting of fuel rods,
or escape of radioactive material.
Plants could be built in a shipyard, then towed to their destinations
five to seven miles offshore, where they would be moored to the
seafloor and connected to land by an underwater electric transmission
Levis Kochin provides a financial impact analysis of the Silex laser
enrichment of uranium and Terrestial Energy's Integral molten salt
Levis Kochin is an associate Professor of Economics at the University
of Washington, Seattle Campus. He earned my Ph.D. in economics from
the University of Chicago in 1975. Lester Telser and Milton Friedman
were his advisors. He have taught at the University of Washington
since 1973. He has also worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of New
York, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the Bank of Israel, and
the Hoover Institution of Stanford University.
* Silex will cut the cost of nuclear fuel, a minor cost of nuclear
power. Terrestrial Energy will cut the capital cost of nuclear plants-
the major cost of nuclear power.
* Eighty percent of the cost of nuclear power is the capital cost of
the power plant. The fuel is less than ten percent.
* Integral Molten Salt Reactor powered electricity give promise of
being cheaper and safer cheaper than coal or conventional nuclear
Last week, the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department posted a rejection of J. Mangano's claim of elevated health risks from the routine operation of the Diablo Canyon nuclear station. The SLO rebuttal concludes "There are substantial and obvious problems in methodology wherein basic statistical precepts were overlooked. In addition, the study shows selection bias in choosing case and control groups.” The SLO report should become a model for response to antinuclear pseudo-science.