[ RadSafe ] Spent reactor fuel

franz.schoenhofer at chello.at franz.schoenhofer at chello.at
Sun Oct 7 09:32:05 CDT 2012

As far as I rememer, this idea is not new - it was already considerer when I was a teenager (now I am 68). There must have  been some "problems" with shielding,  efficiency and handling - which are interconnected...... 

You probably remembe the sad story, when woodcutters discovered in Siberia a Sr-90 generator and they sat on it, because it was warm?

Proliferation would be a small problem!

Best regards,


--- JPreisig at aol.com schrieb:
> Dear Radsafe,
>      Howdy all.  I don't know how viable the  following idea is.  It 
> certainly would make
> anti-proliferation people nervous.
>      Take some of our (USA or World???) spent nuclear  fuel, attach 
> thermocouples to the spent fuel
> and produce localized DC electricity sources (like RTG's???).   Wonder what 
> the total USA energy/power 
> generated this way would be???
>      Put solar cells on the roof of such energy/power  sources and produce 
> even more electricity???
>      Regards,    Joe Preisig
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