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Wind & Solar Are Wrong Path Pt. 2

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Re: Wind & Solar Are Wrong Path Pt. 2

Unread postby Tanada » Wed 05 Jun 2019, 12:34:13

The ironic thing about all the fuss over offshore wind is the USS Enterprise when taken out of service could have been lightly modified into a mobile nuclear power station and parked in Boston to supply flexible power for another 50 years. (All 8 reactors working together can/could produce about 352 MWe of current, the modifications needed would be to re-rout the steam from propulsion to additional power generating turbines so once parked it would be a pure power plant.)
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Re: Wind & Solar Are Wrong Path Pt. 2

Unread postby GHung » Wed 05 Jun 2019, 14:53:38

Tanada wrote:The ironic thing about all the fuss over offshore wind is the USS Enterprise when taken out of service could have been lightly modified into a mobile nuclear power station and parked in Boston to supply flexible power for another 50 years. (All 8 reactors working together can/could produce about 352 MWe of current, the modifications needed would be to re-rout the steam from propulsion to additional power generating turbines so once parked it would be a pure power plant.)


Right. Let's park 8 seriously outdated 50s-era A2W nuclear reactors in Boston Harbor and just run the crap out of 'em. I'm sure you could get some out-of-work engineers to sign off on that, especially the metallurgy reports. If something goes wrong they can just pull the plug and scuttle the whole mess, make it a museum for the Grandkids to visit, or an artificial reef for the tourists to fish around for 10 bucks a pop..
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