Sunday, November 09, 2008

Nukes for the Neighborhood

Mini nuclear plants to power 20,000 homes

Nuclear power plants smaller than a garden shed and able to power 20,000 homes will be on sale within five years, say scientists at Los Alamos, the US government laboratory which developed the first atomic bomb.

The miniature reactors will be factory-sealed, contain no weapons-grade material, have no moving parts and will be nearly impossible to steal because they will be encased in concrete and buried underground.

Well, it's better than flying cars. Of course, the government will make it cost prohibitive in America, where anything short of actual photosynthesis is unacceptable to environmentalists.

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