[ RadSafe ] Nuclear power in Hawaii?

Ed Hiserodt hise at sbcglobal.net
Mon Apr 2 16:50:34 CDT 2007

If Toshiba indeed increases the capacity of their (proposed) 4S reactor to
30 MWe, 60 of these would replace existing capacity with others networked in
as demand increased.  I can't find any plan view to see what acreage
requirement there would be (along with the obligatory area for anti-nuclear
protesters), but in my imagination we're talking about very little above
ground... maybe a couple of acres.  Of course Hawaii doesn't offer as good a
heat sink as Galena AK, so maybe they can turn up the heat on the sodium by
a few degrees.

Ed Hiserodt

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On Behalf
Of Sandy Perle
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2007 3:59 PM
To: 'Muckerheide, Jim (CDA)'; radsafe at radlab.nl
Subject: RE: [ RadSafe ] Nuclear power in Hawaii?

Looking at population numbers (end of 2005) this is what you find:


1,275,194 with about a 5% increase per year (short-term), as compared to
296,410,404 in the USA. Even Honolulu at the end of 2000 only had about
320K+ residents. Combine this with the economics, political environment and
the fact that much of the uninhabited area in Hawaii is mountainous, the
thought of a NPP doesn't appear top be that appealing. On the other hand,
I'd consider going back into reactor HP for awhile!  :-)





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