February 6, 2011

A great demonstration of Nuclear Power

70,000 horsepower, 25,000 ton ship, 16 knots through thick pack ice. Two reactors, each reactor large enough to power a medium size city (26 megawatts, 52MW total. Peak load in 2009 for Seattle was 1,859 MW -- page three of this report) The fuel consumption? One pound of Uranium per day. Sure beats the 700+ barrels of oil that would be the equivalent. Hat tip to Atomic Insights Blog for the link. Posted by DaveH at February 6, 2011 4:31 PM
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