Today: 12.Jun.2021

D. Lightfoot, W. Manheimer, D. Meneley, D. Pendergast, G. Stanford: Nuclear fission energy is as inexhaustible as those energies usually termed "renewable", such as hydro, wind, solar and biomass. But unlike the sum of these energies, nuclear fission energy has sufficient capacity to replace fossil fuels as they become scarce. Uranium could power the world as far into the future as we are today from the dawn of civilization - more than 10,000 years ago. Fast reactors have distinct advantages in siting of plants, product transport and management of waste.

Published in Canada

Gerald Marsh and George Stanford - The combination ofhub-spoke, an amended NPT, and a variation of the GNEP with internationally guaranteed fuel recycling and waste disposal, will not tum back the clock on existing nuclear weapon states, nor will it guarantee that further proliferation will not occur. But it would permit the inevitable spread of civilian nuclear power without expanding the membership of the nuclear weapon club.

Published in USA

In the public mind, the foremost reservation about nuclear power is, “What can we do with the waste?” Fortunately there is an answer: We can use the worrisome, very long-lived components as fuel in the right kind of reactors, and then the rest becomes manageable.

Published in Fission - uranium fuel

William Hannum, Gerald Marsh, George Stanford -As today’s thermal reactors reach the end of their lifetimes, they could be replaced by fast reactors. Should that occur, there would be no need to mine any more uranium ore for centuries and no further requirement, ever, for uranium enrichment. For the very long term, recycling the fuel of fast reactors would be so efficient that currently available uranium supplies could last indefinitely.

Published in Fission - uranium fuel
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