[ RadSafe ] Spent reactor fuel

Ted de Castro tdc at xrayted.com
Mon Oct 8 22:41:34 CDT 2012

Lets see ---

Well in the late 60's I had a summer job doing QA for the company that 
made the outer Be case and the inner Titanium lining for the SNAP 27 
that's currently up on the moon --- at it was kind of large for the 70 
watts (electric) it produced.  So that might be a problem.

Also - as I understand it - CERTAINLY some here will correct me if I'm 
wrong!! - similar Sr-90 powered RTG's are used on some buoys. Work well 
with the water for good heat transfer and shielding.

Maybe when we all use LED lighting - the low output might be enough 
----- assuming no refrigeration!

On 10/6/2012 8:33 PM, JPreisig at aol.com wrote:
> 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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