- List of Nuclear Accidents and Incident
- Bill Gates and his interest in nuclear technologies
- Discussion of Germany's response to a nuclear disaster
An alternative solution has also been sought after. Nuclear fusion; the same processes evident in every star. It still harnesses the energy stored inside atoms, but it does it in a way that results in no toxic waste and is so unstable that if something did go wrong in the reactor the entire process would just stop. I have heard it said recently (sorry, don't remember the source) that 2 gallon jugs of water would provide the energy equivalent of an oil tanker. On the opposite side of the topic, in the study of fusion, there has yet to be a system that can be run continuously and produce a net energy. The attempts have consumed more than produced. 20 years down the road and billions of dollars later I can see a scientist approach his funders and say something along the lines of, "Well guys. It's a funny thing. Turns out nuclear reactions simply obey the laws of conservation. Split atoms and get energy. Fuse them, well, and lose energy. Sorry." Net energy gains are the ultimate goal, but reading into it, it looks like intermediate successes with controlling plasmas that could result in advanced technologies elsewhere. Nuclear fusion makes for such a great sales pitch I have one of my own to present.
The research my company has conducted indicates that implementing nuclear fusion in space will eliminate the continuation and instabilities of current ground based research facilities. The result of which will certainly produce an influx of energy. We propose to initiate an orbital satellite around Earth and to beam the energy in the form of electromagnetic radiation back to a distributed ground network of collectors. The projected cost is estimated to only be $5 million (Less than .1% of current fusion research).
President and CEO, Solar Hijinks Inc.