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Old 08-19-2018, 08:58 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Sub - '84 Chevy Diesel Suburban C10
90 day: 19.5 mpg (US)

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Old reactor designs are built around "nothing bad will ever happen" new designs are built around lessons learned with the ones that did fail.
They include more passive safety devices and designs, less pumps, fewer valves, fewer moving parts in general, more instrumentation to warn of trouble.
The most interesting design is the reactor flood reservoir.
The idea is they build the reactor kind of under ground and build a sealed lake on top of it. If it goes bad the reactor containment dome is flooded, thus no melt down, no steam or hydrogen explosions.
All that could be avoided with molten salt reactors.

If California wants to pay 50 cents a kwh for solar power and wind power that's been transmitted half way across the country I say let them.
They are going to make west texas and eastern NM wind tycoons the next mega billionaires buying all that wind power.

1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
2011 leaf SL, white, portable 240v CHAdeMO, trailer hitch, new batt as of 2014.
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