PLEASE DON’T TURN OFF YOUR REACTOR WHILE WE INSTALL YOUR ...
You may or may not remember a few months ago a story about Baal Gates wanting to build a nuclear reactor in Wyoming. Well, his wish has come true, according to this story shared by W.G.:
Bill Gates’ TerraPower aims to build its first advanced nuclear reactor in a coal town in Wyoming
As indicated, the
victims place chosen for the location of Gates' reactor is a small coal-mining town called Kemmerer. And the type of reactor being planned is a sodium cooled reactor:
It will cost about $4 billion to build the plant, with half of that money coming from TerraPower and the other half from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program.
“It’s a very serious government grant. This was necessary, I should mention, because the U.S. government and the U.S. nuclear industry was falling behind,” said Levesque.
“China and Russia are continuing to build new plants with advanced technologies like ours, and they seek to export those plants to many other countries around the world,” Levesque said. “So the U.S. government was concerned that the U.S. hasn’t been moving forward in this way.”
Once built, the plant should provide power for 60 years, Levesque said.
How TerraPower’s reactors are different
The Kemmerer plant will be the first to use an advanced nuclear design called Natrium, developed by TerraPower with GE-Hitachi.
Natrium plants use liquid sodium as a cooling agent instead of water. Sodium has a higher boiling point and can absorb more heat than water, which means high pressure does not build up inside the reactor, reducing the risk of an explosion.
Also, Natrium plants do not require an outside energy source to operate their cooling systems, which can be a vulnerability in the case of an emergency shutdown. This contributed to the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, when a tsunami shut down the diesel generators running its backup cooling system, contributing to a meltdown and release of radioactive material.
I'm all for Kemmerer receiving a boost to its economy.
But while I'm certainly not opposed to technology, I've always had grave misgivings about nuclear power plants of the fission variety (think Chernobyl and Fukushima here), and I even have some doubts about the safety of fusion plants, which have yet to be made practical.
But my misgiving here has nothing to do with the technology.
It's the thought of Baal Gates being anywhere near a nuclear power plant, much less involved in building one, that gives me pause. It's rather like inviting Monsanto to cater a birthday party. I have bad visions of a combination of The China Syndrome with nervous Jack Lemmons and Jane Fondas trying to cope with a nuclear emergency, but the crews of this particular installation have been required to take a mysterious potion injection whose ingredients and effects are unknown (a matter of company "policy") and are walking around with poor vision and hearing while experiencing mini-strokes and myocarditis, and before they can react sufficiently, the screens on their computers make the unwelcome announcement "Please do not shut down your reactor while we install a few updates to your system."
"But we've got to shut down. The cooling containment has failed. We're going critical"
"This will only take a few minutes. Please standby."
"Get the press and people outta here! It's going hot!'
"Please stand by while we restart your reactor."
"This is taking forever! Let's get out of here!"
"Update 33% loaded... please do not turn off your reactor."
... You get the idea. This is after all the same billionaire busybody that brought the world the world's worst operating system, and then decided he was a health care expert and wants to jab everyone with his experimental potions and keep doing so as a biomedical example of his constantly updated
boostersoperating systems. And now he's turned his attention to nuclear power.
Oh the joy! I can hardly contain myself.
And as for any potential problems, well, we have our ever-woke media to reassure us that it being a sodium-cooled reactor, it's a mostly cool meltdown...
See you on the flip side...
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Maybe Bill could put Greta Gloomberg in charge of operations there
Kemmerer is positioned to be a double winner. eventually the coal will be needed to power the electric vehicles and bitcoin mining. full circle.
While Baal’s involvement is absolutely concerning since he seems to be taking a full spectrum dominance to the North America continent and especially the US, the question for me is why hasn’t the US gov gone ahead and complete the development of its stable and much cleaner nuclear technology in the last 40 to 50 years. Molten Salt tech was developped a long time ago by US scientists. They’ve had working prototypes of molten salt reactors running and yet a feasible mass produced design wasn’t saught. Why now? NuScale is a company that has been working since 2007 to develop this technology privately and as they seem to get traction, now Bill Gates comes in with bags of cash. Maybe it’s just me but I wonder if Bill Gates is doing this just to crowd out NuScale or any upstart.
My understanding is that the “fast breeder” path was chosen because a more highly enriched fuel was needed for the naval reactors.
What about investing in that Navy patented reactor. No cooling required!
Someone must know the one I mean.
Some years ago, possibly as far back as the Clinton administration, I read an article describing a radically new design for nuclear reactors. Instead of rods of radioactive material, “pellets” about the size of a tennis ball were fed into the reactor. The whole thing seemed to operate like a gigantic pellet stove. The beauty of the design was that if there was a problem, all that needed to be done was to stop feeding the pellets and the reaction would cease. Much safer than the conventional reactor design.
Following the Fukushima disaster, I read that Japan was building a new reactor with a safer design. I was hopeful that this would be the “pellet” system, but it turned out to be a more hardened version of a conventional reactor.
Since reading the original article I have never seen anything further about the “pellet” system. It seems to me this should be the one for a Demonstration Program. Has anyone else ever heard of this?
You haven’t heard about this reactor design because it is probably safe unlike the conventual reactors which are dirty bombs masquerading as power stations.
First Bill Gates steals the plot to block out the sun from Mr. Burns, and now he wants a nuclear power plant?!
I once had a tee shirt that said “Nuke the sun!” on it. It got many puzzled looks and an occasional chuckle.
guy1: “OMG we need to shut it down in the next minute or it will blow!”
guy2: “Umm, I’m not seeing a ‘shut down’ button, let me consult the manual.”
[several minutes later]
guy2: “AH HA! I found it!”
guy1: “Too late, it’s going to blow. Out of curiosity, how do you shut it down?”
guy2: “Press the ‘start’ button.”
… why would anyone allow this piece of … well, you know … to obtain any license beyond a fish license?
Monty Python’s Fish License
One versus 50 odd by the Chinese.Who’s foolin whom? Is the aim to make energy more affordable to all.thus improving the lives of the folk struggling to survive.?if so,jolly good show…..as Terry Thomas would say.I think it would take more than one to make a difference.Good luck with that…
Not that far from Bluffdale now is it. I bet they are gonna need a bunch of more power.
What is this confirmed satanist up to if I were one of the leaders of that community I would have stayed with the coal fired plant. I have read that the sodium power nuclear reactor might blow up like a nuclear bomb but then I might be wrong in confusing it with a breeder reactor. But I am one that doesn’t trust Gates to begin with he gives me the creeps.
The TerraPower website says that the reactor would not be a “light water” reactor. Could this be “molten salt, liquid thorium” reactor?
Given a simple investigation into the profiteering tactics of that individual in other countries especially India there should be a hold on his nuclear ambitions in our bread basket. Do we not have any farmers concerned about the ramifications if a twister were to accidentally smack the facility?
Twisters no, but its only 240 miles or so from the super volcano.
Half the financing ($2 billion) from the U.S. taxpayer? Well, maybe old Baal’s checking account was overdrawn for the month… It’s nice to see the government sticking to its principles: No plutocrat left behind. Now I must turn off my laptop — I’ve reached my carbon allowance for the week!
The GE-Hitachi duet is an interesting combination. Sure hope they learned something about previous construction short sightedness. Apparently, geothermal wasn’t the first go to plan.
Disposal is still an issue and so is this business about [always] needing to use high voltage power line transmission for energy dispersal. Multifocal, as are most high dollar billionaire associations. Makes one wonder where the next land grant will be for Gates.
The “Equal Rights” state might have several surprises in store for the business savvy OS man. Wonder how close to that super volcano it will be. And then there are those mountains in the backdrop as one looks west. It would seem that those electric boring machines will have a ready-made charger nearby. In any case, it’s probably going to be one heck of a rodeo after another.
It maybe quite advanced and beneficial to state and promote what we like to see instead in opposition to what the “cabal” is planning.
Funny how ungodly amounts of money can makes wishes come true.
[Bill Gates had the equivalent of 2.0 billion shares of Microsoft in Sept 1998, around 683 billion billion in todays terms[if he sold that amount today].
He sold most of he had left, before leaving in 2020 to run the covid1984 ops.]
China will not only export its totalitarian surveillance social credit systems to other countries, but it’s nuclear power designs. Of course all these technologies involve software and/or hardware w/backdoor capabilities
[too many to discover – at least; ALL of them].
It’s all for your globalized convenience[and Chinese black mail capabilities].
But no worries.
What could Bill Gates & China cook up.
I mean besides covid1984.
So relax in your radiated Washington sunshine.
Is that a sunburn?
No, it’s a radiation burn.
But no worries; use Bill Gates radiation cream, made in China.
Guaranteed to take care of you worries – permanently.
Yep, Gates learned how to roll out a human virus through his OS.
Not sure how capable his OS is when applied to any quantum computing tasks but one thing is sure is that he’s business savvy.
A dangerous nuclear reactor in an area with huge coal deposits that are no longer mined and even larger deposits of coal in the next county Sweetwater, where I grew up. Wyoming also has uranium deposits too.
BOUNTY HUNT 1
Sheriff Gunslinger aimed his Armalite,
when sending Bill into the night,
and party went swell
at gates of hell,
greeting Microsoft termite.