What could go wrong?

Mobile nuclear power plants will be based on a 1961 to 1965 designs created in the US. Photo Wikimedia commons.

Mobile 100MW nuclear power plants have been proposed by the NSW National Party.

The latest miniaturisation technology that has seen electronic circuitry reduced from physical nodes to nanoscale impulses in quantum space has had astounding impacts on the relatively macroscale equipment needed to generate nuclear power. Such equipment has become so small it is now possible to build bus-sized nuclear reactors that can be deployed, as needed, to address gaps in the power grid.

Byron’s Greens councillors have indicated support for the proposal, and hope to involve the Shire in the early stages of the pilot scheme, which will attract multi-million dollar grants. A spokesperson for the local Greens said nuclear plants are not only less polluting than coal fired power stations, but being mobile means they spread the risk fairly among the population.

State and federal Greens later issued a statement disassociating themselves, ‘as always’, from Byron Shire councillors.

A little April Fool fun.

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12 responses to “What could go wrong?”

  1. Gordon Balfour Haynes says:

    I do hope this piece was posted before midday. LOL

  2. ZAPPED says:

    Nuclear power plants are and will remain unsafe regardless of size shape or form, this is a proven fact.
    What are these people thinking?

  3. The Greens support this……… we could have dozens
    of the little buggers to total up to a full-blown monster
    — YIKE! ‘I’m in pieces, bits & pieces.’ Well done,
    National Party.. Cull the population; why not!

  4. James McKenzie says:

    A pinch and a punch, for the first of the month…. The shame is that Thorium salt reactors are far safer than Uranium reactors. But closed minds that are totally against Nuclear power will never see that.

  5. Raf says:

    How much safer is thorium’s half life (14000000000 years) to that of uranium’s?

  6. Ginga says:

    Really! Have they been sniffing hand sanitiser?

  7. Ginga says:

    Is this an Echo April fools..
    I read one a few years ago in one of the mainstream publications advertising underwater property for sale in Sydney Harbour complete with photos of what the homes would look like..
    I think that tops almost all the echo ones I’ve seen..we love them…

    Fools like us…

    Love & blessings

  8. Ginga says:

    Here’s a comment
    When the heart of the collective mass has shifted to more than 70% open much like the hand sanitiser being sold .. & the ego value of the collective has dropped to 15% allowing the other 15% to be on the way there..
    you let me know. We’ll have a chat.

    It’s a volatile energy source if it’s uranium based & once again shows just how little human beings are willing to own the mess on this planet.

    Love & blessings

  9. Joachim says:

    The Byron Greens councillors are also proposing to spread the Nu Kleer waste fairly among the population as well?

  10. What a strange article! The claims made about these “mobile small nuclear reactors” are completely fanciful. These reactors do not exist, are just in the planning stage for use by U.S. military. Even more fanciful , the article’s claim – “the pilot scheme, which will attract multi-million dollar grants.”. Just where are these grants to come from? The cash-strapped Australian government? The Russians? The Americans? The Chinese? This entire magical unicorn the Small Nuclear Reactor business is quite unable to attract investors. It’s only hope is to be funded by the tax-payer. I note these unnamed Green proponents talk about “spreading the risk fairly among the population” So they understand that there’s a risk of dangerous radiation, and still think it’s all fine – a very strange attitude for a supposedly environmental group.

  11. Willaim says:

    You are into the wind James. Stupidity and ignorance has a half life orders of magnitude greater than the half life of Thorium.
    “Love and Blessings”

  12. For all peeing into the wind peeps…

    Another War Of Words

    Unity in diversity!
    the drover’s dog

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