Chernobyl: How RBMK 1000 works ? (original soviet explanation)

Experience of the first NPPs with channel reactors made it possible to begin the implementation of a program for the extensive construction of NPPs with such reactors in our country. At the Leningrad NPP is installed a high-power channel reactor,abbreviated – RBMK . The electrical capacity of a power unit with such a reactor is […]

What Does Nuclear Fallout Do To Your Body?

Fallout is everywhere, NO not the game. Or the Boy. Or… NO. Just the nuclear kind! Seven blessings friends, Trace here for DNews. Nuclear fallout is an inevitable side-effect of nuclear disaster. When a nuclear weapon is detonated (or a nuclear power plant has its worst day ever) radioactive dust is thrown into the atmosphere […]

22. Past and Future of Nuclear Power

So today, I want to explore the problem that we face, which is much more than a dilemma, it’s a quad-lemma in a way, or a quint-lemma of how we manage our future energy demands and how we invest our resources in alternative forms of energy. And I’m going to spend most of this session […]

Can This Startup Rethink Nuclear Power?

So many of the world’s problems are related to energy shortages or issues with energy distribution. At Transatomic we’re trying to move the world towards a new form of power generation. A form of power generation that has a lot of baggage quite honestly. We’re a start-up commercializing a new type of nuclear reactor. We […]

Addressing John Oliver: Why nuclear waste isn’t being mishandled

Hey there. I’m Madison, a senior researcher at Environmental Progress. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver recently did an episode on nuclear waste. Although I’m a huge fan of John, I was shocked to see such an inaccurate portrayal of the issue. Oliver dives back into B-movie tropes to bring us this hot take: the […]

Can We Launch Nuclear Waste Into the Sun? Why This is a Terrible Idea

When I look at the Sun, I don’t see a warm life-giving orb, nourishing all living creatures here on Earth. No, I see that fiery ball as a cosmic garbage compactor. A place I can dump all my household garbage, to make room for new impulse purchases. I mean, the Sun is right there, not […]

Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors (LFTR): Energy for the Future?

One thing’s for sure: we humans – we need electricity now. But, since fossil fuels are turning our environment into a crap circus, some scientists are telling us not to discount nuclear energy. In fact, they say that maybe we should switch our uranium-based nuclear reactors to safer, cheaper, thorium-based ones. Thorium is an element; […]