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David Fuchs

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What is your New Year's resolutions to change and better the world? This is TED after all.

I read the comments in "What are your New Year's resolutions?"

http://www.ted.com/conversations/15588/what_are_your_new_year_s_resol.html

And realized the wrong question was asked of the TED community. So I ask a simple question, it is not about your feelings, or personal change, but what you can do for humanity.

What is your New Year's resolutions to change and better the world?

Here is mine. I would like you to do me one better.

http://cleantechnica.com/2012/12/29/using-thermodynamics-100-year-old-technology-to-break-the-20-per-mwh-barrier/

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  • Jan 12 2013: David: It is true that radioactive waste cannot be "deactivated" by any chemical means at all, but that is not the issue. It CAN be "de-activated" .or safely destroyed by taking the LWR waste and continue the "burning " process, which leaves you with very little quantity of waste , which is only dangerous for about 300 years, instead of many thousands. All this is assuming the use of LFTR technology. You can't do this in a LWR Uranium plant. By the way, the LFTR can also use up the many thousands of tons of radioactive waste from LWRs as a fuel as well, getting out the 95% of the energy that the Uranium plants left. (That's why they are so radioactive) The taxpayers are on the hook for something like half a trillion dollars to "bury" the LWR waste, and it is not necessary to do that. What you are saying is seriously misleading.

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