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Futurists Meetings

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Knights of Columbus Building - Meeting Room, 1114 American Blvd West, Bloomington, MN 


Aug 17, 2013

Title   "The Future of Nuclear Power"

Presenter: Brian Toren

Abstract: The Future  Of Nuclear Energy

This presentation addresses the state and future of Nuclear energy. As you know nuclear energy was the energy of the future. There are presently  400 plants  in the world . Deservedly or not, nuclear energy nuclear energy is not as welcome as it once was. It has been plagued by cost, a nuclear waste problem and a few disastrous nuclear accidents. I am not going to discuss the present technologies. I am going to address the status of the next generations. Some of the fourth generation plants have been built and some are planned. I will discuss some of these and some newer processes that look promising. Some are scheduled in the near future and some 20 to 50 years down the road. I will looks at the status  fission and the various approaches, this includes cold and near-cold fission. It is possible some things that are on the drawing board will be viable long before projects in which billions have already been spent. Three or four videos are included in this presentation.


Generations of Nuclear Reactors  https://www.amacad.org/multimedia/pdfs/publications/researchpapersmonographs/nuclearReactors.pdf





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Topics Pending for 2012

Future schedule work in progress

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