- O'Neil Poree
- Portland, OR
- United States
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A Voluntary International Effort to Produce Safe Nuclear Power Reactors
There is apparently a desperate reqiurement for safe nuclear power reactors.
They are the most feasible way to produce essentially pollution-free power, in the sense of preventing release of climate changing gaseousemissions.
(A caveat here is the present necessity to safely reprocess their waste radioactive products and released waste heat.)
The recent Japanese power plant disasters, along with earlier US and USSR nuclear accidents, emphasize the present lacks of both safe station designs and safe siting requirements of the past.
An effort of superb technical quality such as was devoted to the WW II Manhattan Project and later, to the USA-USSR space exploration competition, should be instituted. The latter effort developed into today's cooperative program between those formerly hostile countries.
That is the main thrust of this proposal: that no country on earth be excluded from letting their genius nuclear physicists and engineers contribute to producing a safe, livable nuclear power station in the very near future. So I suggest that this effort be entirely volunteer in origin; for example, the OAPABA (Oregon Asian-Pacific ABA) could initiate such an effort, motivated by their experience and capability in such endeavors, by the recent tragic Japanese nuclear accident, and by their potential access to useful nuclear designers in both the Occident and Asia.
It might begin with an open formational meeting of an INCNGO for SNP (International Non-Commercial Non-Governmental Organization for Safe Nuclear Power) excluding no-one, not even India, Pakistan, North and South Koreas (If the USA and USSR could get togethor on space exploration, little such cooperation should be unbelievable).
We, the human race, have the knowledge, we have the resources, but do we have the resolution and courage to get on with such a critical need to satisfy in such a hurry?
Well, heck, nothing beats a good try (but a FAILURE, which is unlikely in this case).
Closing Statement from O'Neil Poree
The general ezpert disinterest shown (by the ignoring of my proposal) shows that commerciality has pretty much strangled humane responsibility in this work area.
While we may therefore get what we (huamanity as a collective whole) deserve, down the line, I hope somebody can come up with the charisma ahd opportunity to wake us up. We will NEED safe nuclear reactors someday, for hothouse-type sanctuary against devastating ambient climate heat simultaneously with necessary abandonment of carbon-dioxide-generating fuels power devices.