Mini Nuclear Reactors for All?

Via Instapundit, comes an item sure to make some scream, and others cheer:

Toshiba has developed a new class of micro size Nuclear Reactors that is designed to power individual apartment buildings or city blocks. The new reactor, which is only 20 feet by 6 feet, could change everything for small remote communities, small businesses or even a group of neighbors who are fed up with the power companies and want more control over their energy needs.

Now that’s cool. Or hot. Or at least fissionable.

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11 responses to “Mini Nuclear Reactors for All?”

  1. Jim Bacon Avatar

    Too cool! Mini nuclear reactors would be the ultimate “distributed grid” technology… assuming, of course, that you can find a location to “temporarily” store your radioactive fuel rods. Even if the fuel rods are “mini,” too, the neighbors still might have a problem.

  2. Anonymous Avatar

    They have been flying small reactors on satellites for years. Lord knows what happens when they come down.

  3. Larry Gross Avatar
    Larry Gross


    no more powerlines!

    plug-in hybrids!

    more “places”

    Let’s not charge a nickel.

    let’s charge 3 cents less than whatever Dominion charges and use the profits to build Inter-Regional Rail and more transit and interest free loans to those vulnerable to legalized loan sharking…


  4. Anonymous Avatar

    Don’t get too excited. I can almost see the commercial now….

    “Micro nuclear reactor….DESIGNED by Toshiba… and brought to you by DOMINION”

    For more information please call……

  5. Larry Gross Avatar
    Larry Gross

    DANG! I KNEW there would be a “catch”.

    well.. heckfire… now I’m depressed.

  6. Anonymous Avatar

    Hold on!

    Mini nukes could lead to Bush Cheney bombing Tysons Corner instead of Iran to prevent the spread of “nucular” weapons.

    Peace and Freedom.

    Vote Ron Paul.

  7. nickfinity Avatar

    Put me on the waiting list for two.

  8. This is indeed exciting news. Could you please let me know where the first 10 mini nuclear reactors will be installed?

    Thank you.

    Osama Bin Laden

  9. Diaper_Dan Avatar

    Re: long term storage of n-waste, No need for anything expensive like a hollowed out mountain, while we have volunteers from iran.

  10. Larry Gross Avatar
    Larry Gross

    Actually.. if you are Osama what would give you more bang for the buck.. North Anna or a few neighborhood units?

    smaller, distributed facilities actually make it harder for the terrorists…

    sure they can blow up a few folks at random but no more or less than our own crazies shooting up people in malls and schools .., right?

    I always wondered.. if you kill Americans and you are a muslim you are a terrorist but if you kill Americans and you are a angry white American.. you’re a demented individual…

    I always wondered how that works…

    I guess when we win the war on terrorism .. we’ll next set our sites on winning the war against demented angry white men?

    would that be financed by a subsidy or by payday loan interest rates or Gov Kaine’s bogus budget?

  11. Anonymous Avatar

    Probably safer than my old gas oven.

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