Slug: pebble-bed-nuclear-safer-cheaper-power Date: 2003-11-19 Title: “Pebble-Bed Nuclear: Safer, Cheaper Power?” layout: post

Wired: Uranium Pebbles May Light the Way.

Cool article about cheap, and potentially much safer nuclear power. I hope this takes off; I'm no enviro-nut, but I believe in making best use ouf our resources. Burning a gazillion tons of oil-rock a year (using only a part of the mass of the coal and dumping the rest into the breatho-sphere) strikes me as very obviously stupid.

If this new form of reactor can make nuclear power safer and cheaper, then build the dang thing and let's get on with the jet-packs and flying cars already.