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Peaceful atom smashing. Not at all limited to -- policy (economics, regulation, spent fuel, weapons proliferation, diplomacy); tech (thorium, reprocessing, 4th generation reactors); applications (synthetic chemical fuels, desalination, marine propulsion, medical and industrial isotopes, spacecraft).

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/r/NuclearEngineering

/r/ThermalPerformance

/r/Thermodynamics

/r/energy

/r/nuclearweapons

/r/chernobyl

/r/NuclearPower

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Several users on this sub have pointed out that the problem with Russia and uranium is not mainly the mining but the processing and that Russia is absolutely vital for the west's uranium needs plus that it will take several years for the west to build up their own necessary facilities. Thoughts?

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2024/04/14
08:38 UTC

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Why do western nations still buy Rosatom uranium and we're weirdly ok with it?

We all shit on Russian gas for a good reason but Rosatom uranium is fine? I just can't wrap my mind around the double standards. And yes, uranium from Kazakhstan and Canada is Rosatom uranium. Rosatom is even meddling in Australia regarding the uranium.

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2024/04/14
05:10 UTC

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Nuclear Fiction Books or Sources

I'm an engineering student and I'm really into nuclear fiction right now, but I'm struggling to find any good books. Anyone with any recommendations?

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2024/04/13
12:49 UTC

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control rod vs shut off rod

whats the difference?

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2024/04/12
19:02 UTC

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why is electricity more expensive than natural gas in UK?

would hinkley point c make electricity cheaper?

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2024/04/12
16:09 UTC

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How to work for the TVA?

I am an undergraduate at a mid-level university in NYC. I am currently a premed, but I see no future in medicine, and I would like to work in energy.

If I wanted to work for the TVA, potentially in nuclear engineering, what should I do now to make it happen?

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2024/04/12
15:55 UTC

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Got an offer to work security at a nuke plant. Was told that attacks on nuke plants are very uncommon. Is it actually fairly rare?

Hope it's okay to ask this here. The guys who do it now told me it's a lot like airport security and that having to actually use my weapon would be very rare. To be clear, I'm not afraid to use it, I'm just wondering how risky this job actually is from someone who isn't trying to get me to work for them lol. I'm in the US

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2024/04/12
15:30 UTC

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Why did Uranium atoms have so much power?

Before I ask my question keep in mind that I was an English Major in college. I never had the aptitude for math. I never made it past Algebra II. So Consider me the Village Idiot when it comes to my question.

Why does a Uranium atom contain so much power? I've been told that it's because the uranium Atom is so unstable. But that doesn't tell me why there is so much incredible energy in one atom. I've been told that it's the chain reaction of atoms colliding into each other and splitting. ok,but why is there so much unbelievable energy in one atom. Why is it that the atoms that makes up wood have as much energy? The answer that I may get is that the atoms that make up wood are very stable. But that doesn't answer my question. I'm sure that most of you know the answer.Can anyone explain it to me like I'm a 5yr old?

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2024/04/11
04:19 UTC

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How did onagawa survive the tsunami without meltdown while Fukushima was destroyed?

As far as i know unit 1 at Onagawa had the same reactor model as the Fukushima models that was destroyed so why?

25 Comments
2024/04/08
21:09 UTC

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which reactor model would be cheaper to build in a country that has never built nuclear in a long time?

ap1000 or esbwr?

and why?

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2024/04/08
19:45 UTC

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why is boiling water reactors cheaper than pwr?

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2024/04/08
17:12 UTC

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Nuclear Energy and the possibility of a new golden age?

A long time ago we had a golden age of nuclear energy, so what happened? We all know here of course but my question is how could we fight to ensure that nuclear energy may thrive again? What can we do? I am coming here to learn from you nuclear energy experts, also I'm procrastinating from homework but ignore that part.

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2024/04/07
20:44 UTC

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Various sources state that nuclear energy is limitless, although it is anticipated that Uranium will run out at the end of this century !

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2024/04/07
16:02 UTC

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Which is cheaper in the long term?

Nuclear, coal or natural gas

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2024/04/07
09:05 UTC

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firewatch in condenser bay

was going to work my local outage, shit happened and I didn’t get badge access, does anyone have insight on what I would’ve been doing so I can consider it for next year, thanks. I was told I would be doing firewatch in the condensers

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2024/04/06
23:44 UTC

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Is there a way to protect nuclear power plants on the californian coast from tsunamis?

California is likely to have a big earthquake (maybe a tsunami follows) in the coming years. So how can nuclear power plants be protected so a Fukushima style accident is prevented?

61 Comments
2024/04/06
09:45 UTC

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How much radiation emitted from "fresh" spent fuel?

I have been trying to find out how radioactive spent fuel is immediately after it is removed from a reactor.

Most figures that I have seen put it at 20000 to 40000 REM/Hour at 10 years.

I would like to know what it is at year 0. Where can I find this information?

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2024/04/06
08:07 UTC

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Story time! What have you seen RP tech's fired for?

What are some of the common and uncommon pit falls you've seen tech's fired for?

17 Comments
2024/04/05
04:15 UTC

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Resources

Hi Internet Friends,I tried searching my questions, but couldn't find what I was looking for. I'm new to understanding nuclear energy, whether or not it's "clean," and what good scientific resources are available to help me understand why this is an important tool for climate change. I'm not a scientist, and really need stuff that explain it to me in layman's terms. I'm a reasonably intelligent adult who is excited to learn.

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2024/04/05
00:38 UTC

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NUNSO @ Constellation

What are the odds the NUNSO gets more than what they have now with out getting locked out? Any chance this turns out good for them?

https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML2409/ML24092A388.pdf

Have any of the officers at other represented sites benefited?

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2024/04/04
17:30 UTC

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Revolutionary Nuclear Technology - Help

Yes, I am reposting because I am trying to reach out to as many people as I can, I need help in conceptualizing this idea. Yes I truly believe this would revolutionize our entirety as a species.
I am needing to speak to a nuclear engineer to see the viability of an idea that could revolutionize colonization of the moon, communications with mars, energy production in space. Through my own estimated and information I was able to "create" a theoretical system I assumed would be 70-90% efficient using RTG Modules, not a RTG system and a few other things I won't mention here. I had ChatGpt do some math for me and it estimated it at a 100% efficiency rate, this is mind boggling, here's where it gets WILD, you would require no additional power source. I estimate that the actual rate would be about 97% efficiency which would be a near perfect and fully profitable system that's self sufficient and contained. I know, this sounds unreal, but in theory it makes sense, the math helps solidify the concept a bit more but again there's a lot of logistics that could be ironed out. I hope somebody will take me seriously and be interested collaborating on the idea. My goal is to reach Elon Musk. This could all be done within the next 5 years. Less with the right funding. I would never end my own life<< Adding this for my own safety.

40 Comments
2024/04/04
05:09 UTC

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