GE and Hitachi Team Up to Produce Cleaner Nuclear Energy

Nuclear power has one drawback: what to do with the spent fuel once it’s done its job. Nuclear power is safe, otherwise, and it has the lowest carbon footprint, so we need to continue to figure out how to maximize nuclear power. If we can solve this one dilemma, we have a perfect power source.

 General Electric and Hitachi teamed up recently to pool their nuclear power resources. Their goal? To find a solution to the spent fuel problem and to support advanced reactor technology development. They are in the midst of a new project called PRISM, which is a sodium-cooled fast reactor. It is not in development as of now, but this proposed reactor can consume spent fuel and unused plutonium to produce low-carbon, clean power. GE and Hitachi claim that initial testing shows that PRISM could lower the volume of used nuclear fuel by a whopping 96 percent while simultaneously supplying 10 percent of the electricity needed by the United States.

 Getting the Risks Assessed

To boost this project to the top of the priority pile, the United States Department of Energy has invested heavily. The biggest plus of the DOE’s involvement, beyond the multimillion-dollar investment, is the fact that the project will be used to update PRISM’s safety assessment with Argonne National Laboratory. This is important because the last safety assessment occurred in the 1990s, after the Three Mile Island incident in 1979 and the meltdown in Chernobyl in 1986.

Also, the PRISM project is a brand new methodology, so there are no existing risk assessment strategies that can properly predict how the systems will work together. With a new safety assessment in hand, researchers and engineers will have the tools they need to ensure the safety of the project moving forward.

When working with a new reactor design, the review process can take upward of 15 years, possibly longer. Since the main focus for nuclear projects is safety, having a working assessment method is essential. The remaining factors—environmental impact, efficiency and economics—all have their place, but safety is the chief concern.

 PRISM’s Impact

Since its developers believe that PRISM has the capability to completely change the face of nuclear power in the future, the DOE teaming up with General Electric and Hitachi is an important step. Outside investors have proof from the DOE investment that the project is being taken very seriously as a reliable, safe method for producing power. Since the reactor has the added benefit of consuming used nuclear waste, this is something that could change how the world reacts to and treats nuclear power.

The reactor will take at least another decade before it becomes available for commercial use, so investors should not regard the project as a “get rich quick” addition to their portfolio. It can be, however, a viable investment that can grow by leaps and bounds once it is in use.

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I have to admit I’m a TV series junkie. Just think of it as my never ending source of entertainment, well of course until the show goes for a season break of course but then, I will have new series to watch. Unlike movies, you have to wait for a long time before you can get a good movie to watch and sometimes, it’s just not what you expected. What a disappointment.

The problem with TV series is you just might missed the show because of traffic jam or you got caught up with something else. Or the romantic dinner you promised your wife for the last couple of months. This is where Time Warner Cable Charter On-Demand will truly save your day.

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Time Warner Cable Charter On-Demand will let you watch TV programs, series or movies at your own pace, at anytime and anywhere you want. It has a great list of movies and TV series in the catalogue so you can watch all your favorites while you might discover a new one as well.

Just a few TV series that I watched that are available on Time Warner Cable are House of Lies, The Blacklist, Teen Wolf, Major Crimes, Dexter, Sleepy Hollow, Hawaii Five-O and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There’s also movies, TV programs for kids, music and documentaries. A perfect all in one entertainment source for the whole family.

With the Time Warner Internet, you have the option to get the best of 2 worlds, not only the TV series and movies that you like at your fingertips but it’s delivered through a high speed internet connection which you can enjoy surfing, streaming contents from the internet and do much more with it.

Remember how I told you can watch all your favorites programs anytime and anywhere? With TWC TV application, you can watch your favorites TV shows or movies right from your smartphone or tablets. It’s really convenient and you can say good bye to the boring time accompanying your partner to a shopping spree. Just go to Starbucks, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy your shows while waiting for her to finish. Well, I know I did.

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