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A Little Lesson in Public Relations

Now, many nuclear power plants sit off in the middle of nowhere-in-particular creating those little jolts of electric goodness in relative private, but some roost much closer to population centers. They are seen by people driving by on the highway or zipping by in boats or, in general, going about their business. And one of the more disquieting aspects of the plants are their cooling towers, because the image of cooling towers was so prevalent in the Three Mile Island days and became the dominant image used henceforth in raising fears of nuclear energy.

We can guarantee that any filmmaker can make an audience tingle by showing cooling towers in the distance with steam coming out of them (darkened, of course, to make it satanic) and violin driven chords thrumming under the image. Time has done a lot of the job of softening the image of the towers and will continue to do so, but oh, so much more could be done.

For example:

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We’re not sure we love the neon blue ring at top, but otherwise, it’s a winner. This was not done by a utility, but by Hennie van der Most, who bought Schneller Brüter, a plant constructed by Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands but never opened. The park he converted it into is called Wunderland Kalker – the link points to its about page but you can tour around their site from there and make reservations if you want. The tower sits in Kernie’s Familienpark, the amusement park section of the Wunderland, and (we’re not positive about this) is used to house a water splash ride.

No, we’re not suggesting amusement parks at nuclear power plants, though people on all side of the nuclear argument can find many jokes to make about the possibility. But using the towers as a canvas and installing creative lighting to show off the result is without question community friendly, image enhancing and individual.

We spotted this tower in the great Der Spiegel writeup on nuclear energy. Head over there for a package of stories. Looking for a fuller shot, we found this at Rick Wezenaar’s site. Visit his site to see some more of his work and by all means hire him for your upcoming shoot if you’re in the neighborhood.

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Anonymous said…
See also the cooling tower at Cruas in France...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Cruas-3.jpg
TREC - Tertiary radioactive energy collection
C. ‘Doc’ Dodson’s , Tertiary radioactive energy collection (T.R.E.C.) in conjunction with

the Radionuclide laser incinerator reactor design,

seems futuristic, but it can be done now.

For more than twenty years I’ve had an initiative to find a way to destroy HLW. and to use up it’s remaining energy. The D.O.E. with it’s own agenda, was not interested in my past proposals. But that’s of little importance now.

I’m publicly publishing my idea, with hope of it’s development at some place in the future.

Perhaps at a time, after my death. Good luck America.
Perhaps with international help, we can do this.
I believe in the brilliance of human beings.
I believe in America.
For a future of learning from the Sun, I’ll try to explain this in layman’s terms.

If this works, I could get a nod, in the way of a Nobel prize.

To destroy spent reactor fuel pellets and fuel rod plutonium, Imagine the Radionuclide laser incinerator reactor at work. Essentially it’s an underground reactor tower with a contained air recirculation system.
There is a support and control center building with a control dispersal route attached to the body of the reactor sub-tower. The sub-tower facility could be a refurbished missile site. The interior has a reaction chamber with three
layers of shielding,
The outer most layer is concrete, several feet of it, with special attributes.
The second layer is a top secret gel compound that incases, specialized,
electronic equipment energy collection components. The interior layer
is comprised of removable shield sections that are attached to extensions from the concrete. The interior shield sections are made of reactor control
rod, neutron absorbing materials, a special hafnium, boron carbide steel.
An ingenious method of magnetizing the plates is used to create an
electromagnetic field. REF: Tokamat.

The field strength is capable of thermal resistance, that inhibits damage when contacting plasma. Infinitely encircling gas augmented lasers create a grid, via continuous loop reflectors. The lasers intersect, forming a small plasma bubble in the center of the chamber. Thermal waves similar to solar pulsars are emitted from the plasma bubble as a catalyst for change upon the interior. Radioactive waste put into the chamber, saturate and burst.
Now the energy depletion and collection process starts.
I call it “T.R.E.C.” Tertiary, radioactive energy collection.
That means three stages.

[Stage one]

The interior shield is irradiated with thermal energy, including quarks, neutrons, Alpha particles, (Uranium / plutonium ash) beta waves, and gamma waves.

Effect: The internal shield is slowly changed
into a depleted uranium compound, as it
encompasses and destroys uranium alpha.
The process causes neutron manipulation in the solid uranium and plutonium atoms, potentially accelerating their natural flux The objective is for
Energy to become a bit more fluid.

[Stage two]

Thermal waves produced by irradiation penetrate the first shield, sending electrons and photons to collect in the gel. Gamma flux causes electron displacement and transfer. Hidden within the gel are fiber optical laser conduits that collect the thermal electrons and photons like blood cells being collected into a human circulatory system

[Stage three]
The fiber optical laser conduits deposit the collected thermal accelerated electrons/ photons into high tech. photovoltaic materials.

Opinion, the biggest problem with storing nuclear waste, is storing the radiation and the energy it produces, possibly, actually slowing decay, as well as making the containers radioactive.
EFFECT: The T.R.E.C. method proposes a way to destroy the Alpha by constantly changing it into an inert, usable product. Alpha energy is siphoned off in it’s purest form, without the radioactive hazard.
Meanwhile the alpha blocked on the interior actively fissile with non regenerative, non pair producing fission, as it loses its energy.
Note: Very specific conditions are required for pair production, bomb type fission.
Non regenerative fission is natural decay.
There is a possibility here, of speeding things up. Now, To actively destroy the radioactive potential while collecting non-radioactive energy, that was actually produced by radiation,
“don’t you think that’s great!”
In the last section of RED ANNIE the HELLION, sold at WORDCLAY.COM, a portion of this disclosure has been published.
Feel free to check it out.
Thank you for your interest.

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