Usually if you want to get uranium, you're going to have to do some mining. However, a new study out of Stanford suggests an unusual and potentially major source of uranium in the future: seawater.
This was supposed to be America’s nuclear century.
The Three Mile Island meltdown was two generations ago. Since then, engineers had developed innovative designs to avoid the kinds of failures that devastated Fukushima in Japan. The United States government was earmarking billions of dollars for a new atomic age, in part to help tame a warming global climate.
In a recent article titled “The New Battle Plan for the Planet’s Climate Crisis,” Bill McKibben, a radical climate activist and founder of 350.org, argued Earth is rapidly warming and immediate action must be taken to reduce human-caused greenhouse-gas emissions. To do so, McKibben advocates a massive build-out of wind and solar power, but he never mentions one of the most obvious and efficient energy sources available: nuclear.
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Nuclear power providers,
In January, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Advanced Nuclear Technology Act of 2017, HR 590, that is intended “to foster civilian research and development of advanced nuclear energy technologies and enhance the licensing and commercial deployment of such technologies.”
In this picture taken on Thursday, June 25, 2015, water vapor rises from cooling towers of a conventional large nuclear power plant. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) A complete SEALER power plant likely would fit inside one of the small cylindrical buildings in the foreground.
LeadCold and Essel Group ME have announced an agreement for a $200 million (USD) investment to build uranium-fueled power sources.