Re: fleet week: just-in-time nuclear electricity?

From: Chuck Murcko (
Date: Tue Jan 23 2001 - 12:26:30 PST

Twenty years ago Lyndon LaRouche ran a magazine called Fusion that was really just a platform for his political and world agenda. His supporters used to drive us crazy when they'd show up at conferences (I used to work on magnetic confinement fusion - RF heating). They were like geek Moonies.

One interesting idea I saw in Fusion, though, was the idea of a fleet of barge-mounted nuc plants to help bootstrap underdeveloped countries' energy supplies. Just tow 'em in and hook 'em up.

My, how the worm has turned.

On Monday, January 22, 2001, at 09:33 PM, Gordon Mohr wrote:

> Anyone here know enough about naval nuclear reactors to say whether parking
> a few subs and aircraft carriers in the bay and cabling them to the local
> power grid could save silicon valley from rolling blackouts?
> Just wondering.
> If this would work, I'd suggest tethering a sub in the Berkeley
> marina, for optimal irony generation.
> - Gordon

Chuck Murcko
Topsail Group

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