26 Apr '13, 3pm

Integral Fast Reactors: Nuclear’s Forgotten Clean Energy Solution via @prismatic

Integral Fast Reactors: Nuclear’s Forgotten Clean Energy Solution via @prismatic

Guardian columnist George Monbiot and his column – A Waste of Waste – is a document that should be read by all persons with an interest in our planet’s energy requirements, regardless of their position on nuclear energy following the ongoing problems taking place at Japan’s Fukoshima nuclear facility. Monbiot, an environmental crusader, has asked an important question regarding our management of nuclear waste: “Why bury nuclear waste, when it could meet the world’s energy needs?” He cites the important, must-read 2008 book by environmentalist Tom Blees, “Prescription for the Planet ” where he presents information from studies from scientists about the remarkable, yet untapped potential of integral fast reactors (short form – IFRs) that were developed at the Argonne National Laboratory between 1984 and 1994 before being shut down and dismantled under U.S. Congressional orde...

Full article: http://greenbuildingelements.com/2013/04/26/integral-fast...

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