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Mini Nukes for the Masses

By Gary R, in , posted: 12-Nov-2008 11:25

We have a change in government so it could also be a good time to rethink the flawed leftie, greenie policies of generating electricity from renewable resources such as the ever unreliable wind and rain.

It seems Hyperion has released a safe and affordable mini nuclear power plant that will provide enough power for between 10,000 to 20,000 households. The Hyperion Power Module or HPM is shipped sealed and ready to go, all you need to do is dig a very big hole.

With a purchase price of $25M US (or between $1250 to $2500 per household) it is got to be one of the cheapest options for continuous power generation. Think about it, this is between $125 to $250 per year, per household based on a 10 year expected life for the fuel.

Apparently it requires some sort of security detail to make sure the HPM is safe from 'nefarious threats'. Being buried underground is an obvious advantage but as an added security measure the local neighborhood could form a volunteer detachment to keep an eye on things.

This has got be a much better value option than the Meridian Energy project West Wind being constructed at Makara which will provide enough electricity for 110,000 homes (when the wind blows) for a cost of $500M.


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