[FoRK] Plumbing, power, sign posts - getting simple things wrong
sdw at lig.net
Mon Mar 21 09:55:21 PDT 2011
On 3/21/11 5:28 AM, mdw at martinwills.com wrote:
> This will always be a concern. There is an interesting design from Toshiba
> found here "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshiba_4S". Intriguing design
> using sodium. The Russians used sodium in their early submarine reactors
The key feature is using reflectors to control critical mass. Reminds me of the SNAP-10A, the only nuclear reactor we've put in orbit.
> with limited success (they eventually got away from it for technical
> reasons). Now switching to lead as a coolant, that would make this a very
> (comparatively) safe design. it is already buried so there would be
> little issues from an earthquake and terror attacks....
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