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First of: no fan of cancer.

In both cases: Fission and Fusion the user is dealing with cancer causing nuclear (gamma and neutron) radiation.

The advantage of Fusion over Fission is: no need for colonial style of war efforts in Africa (Mali) to secure uranium deposits.

The dissadvantage of Fusion: it is a mammoth of a project too grant to be tackled by one nation alone (China got close, but is still +50 Million C (122 Million F) short of it’s  +170 Million C (338 Million F) goal.

In the face of climate change, France is betting everything on nuclear (France in 2021 has 50x!!! nuclear reactors! only second to USA) and right now, CO2 wise it comes on top of Germany that just switched off another 3 nuclear power plants.

Problem:

  • since Fukushima, inssurance costs for nuclear power plants have risen dramatically making it actually not pay off without gov subsidies
  • nuclear power was subsidized in Germany from 1950 until 2010 with 304 Billion € (5 Billion € per year)

src: https://www.greenpeace.de/klimaschutz/energiewende/atomausstieg/atomstrom-304-milliarden-euro-subventioniert

That is 4,3Cent per 1kWh

China confident that they can do it “in 10 years”, maybe in 20, maybe in 30.

“For example, Chinese state media report that a temperature of at least 70 million degrees Celsius could be maintained in the experimental reactor for 17 minutes. This represents an important breakthrough. Because, obviously, the physical difficulties have been overcome. The duration of the heat formation thus depends only on the question of how much energy you put into it. If you like, the researchers are still about 50 million degrees away from their goal. When this will be achieved, it is again difficult to say. The Chinese media are quite optimistic and name a period of ten years”

auto translated from src: https://www.trendsderzukunft.de/neuer-rekord-fusionsreaktor-chinas-kuenstliche-sonnen-sollen-in-10-jahren-einsatzbereit-sein/

According to Robert Seinhaus (LLNL) a relatively $50.000 cheap combination-energy device of “first stage” 3% fission (with uranium) and 97% fusion (no uranium but maybe also expensive materials) was already successfully tested. (molten salt cooling is his favorite way of cooling, which might make it interesting to be operated in the desert? (far away from cities and in no need for rivers to cool it?)

30 years after Tschernobyl: wild pigs and mushrooms still (!) massively contaminated in Europe

is hydrogen-boron the way2go?

“a single gram of hydrogen-boron mixture would produce very roughly as much energy as is released by the combustion of three tons of coal”

https://asiatimes.com/2020/04/nuclear-powers-ray-of-hope-hydrogen-boron-fusion/

https://asiatimes.com/2020/05/how-to-build-a-hydrogen-boron-fusion-reactor/

Related Articles & Links:

Hope for Japan? Swiss Startup Company has new decontamination technology to decontaminate an nuclear wasted area within 5 years.

https://www.exlterra.com/

Problem: to apply this technology on a grant scale might be costly, no?

https://hackaday.com/2020/02/12/nuclear-fusion-reactors-that-arent-tokomaks-or-stellarators/

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/us-fusion-reaction-generates-more-energy-than-absorbe/

crazy about nuclear: Tylor Wilson https://www.ted.com/talks/taylor_wilson_my_radical_plan_for_small_nuclear_fission_reactors

ITER good for research but a $50Billion “dead end”

says:

https://asiatimes.com/2020/04/lessons-from-the-hydrogen-bomb/

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