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Just Nuke’em August 14, 2007

Posted by Andreas in News, Nuclear Power, South Africa.

OK, this may just be a case of semantics and perhaps there are mitigating excuses along the lines of “Sorry, but English is only our 3rd language”, or perhaps they just have the sickest sense of humour out there, but the fact that the German company that’s helping the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor company build their Pilot Fuel Plant at Pelindaba near Pretoria is called Nukem Technologies (I kid you not) just doesn’t sit quite right with my own sensibilities. What do you think? Here’s the news story.

Oh and while I’m at it (again) – here’s an uplifting (NOT) little story about Libya’s remaining uranium stockpile… charming.



1. Nuke-Man - August 15, 2007

Check out this video of the commercial for the game “Nukem” that was in the original Robocop movie. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmSSVt7Mfkk
I’m still laughing at that name!

I think PBMR technology is the future energy source for our world. Meltdown-proof, easy to build. One 5g uranium core “pebble” has enough energy to power 1 home for a year! That’s equivalent to 4 tons of coal. Would love to see one of those replace the internal combustion engine in my car.

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