[ RadSafe ] UN Report on Nuclear Power

John R Johnson idias at interchange.ubc.ca
Mon Apr 30 12:44:48 CDT 2007

Otto and other Rasdsafers

We shouldn't forget about Th-Nat->U-233. It can  capture a neutron to go to 
Th-233 (half life ~22 min.) which decays to Pa-233 ((half life ~22 days) and 
U-233  (half life ~162000years). I think this is better than U-Nat-> Pu-239.

John R Johnson, PhD
Vancouver, B. C.
(604) 222-9840
idias at interchange.ubc.ca

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Otto G. Raabe" <ograabe at ucdavis.edu>
To: <Cehn at aol.com>; <radsafe at radlab.nl>
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 9:42 AM
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] UN Report on Nuclear Power

> At 09:18 AM 4/30/2007, Cehn at aol.com wrote:
>>Nuclear power will save the world, UN scientists  claim
>>Last updated at 10:35am on 30th April 2007
> ***********************************
> April 30, 2007
> More importantly, nuclear power and hydrogen fuel cells can save us from 
> crippling dependance on global oil. We already have all the fissile 
> material  (Pu-239) and breeder material (DU) to build another 100 nuclear 
> plants in the U.S.  With plentiful electricity we can make hydrogen by 
> hydrolysis. Hydrogen fuel-cell powered motor vehicles emit only water, so 
> out health threatening air pollution problem will be eliminated.  Oil 
> dependence can be reduced and eventually eliminated.
> When I mention these facts in polite company the usual response is. "But 
> what about Chenobyl?" and "What are we going to do with the waste?"
> We know these are bogus questions, but we need to do a better job of 
> educating the public and the politicians.
> Otto
> P.S. The small increase in average global temperature from 1970 to 2000 
> (about one degree Fahrenheit) is correlated perfectly with increased 
> radiant energy from the sun over which we have no control.
> **********************************************
> Prof. Otto G. Raabe, Ph.D., CHP
> Center for Health & the Environment
> University of California
> One Shields Avenue
> Davis, CA 95616
> E-Mail: ograabe at ucdavis.edu
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