My brother sent me this, thinking it would be cool to get one at the cabin:
Mini nuclear plant…
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.
The US government has licensed the technology to Hyperion, a New Mexico-based company which said last week that it has taken its first firm orders and plans to start mass production within five years….
When I say “out of sync” I don’t mean so much technology as the development and marketing. An uncritically pro-nuke Bush Administration obviously put this in motion, and now this hapless nuclear power generator manufacturing company is bound to get hung out to dry.
Unless they don’t.