Uranium - is it a country?

by NUKING THE CLIMATE August 24, 2012

In Europe nuclear energy is more and more often celebrated as saving the climate. Most nuclear power stations run on uranium. Our aim is to comprehensively illustrate the opportunities and risks posed by nuclear energy, whilst paying particular attention to uranium mining.

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Duration 53:05
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Producer The Nuking the Climate Initiative
Director S. Auth / I. Huber / K. Schnatz
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Website http://nukingtheclimate.com
Year produced 2008
Distributor http://nukingtheclimate.com
physicsgeek
physicsgeek says:
September 09, 2009

Your statement that : "Clearly, nuclear power plants need uranium." is wrong. Uranium is only one of many elements that can be used in fission reactions. For instance, at that ever reliable source ;) see :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Heavy_Water_Reactor

laura
laura says:
September 15, 2009

I am not an expert, but what you say, about many other elements used in nuclear fission reaction, is not true.
There is plutonium (used mostly together with uranium) and thorium. And by now there is just one thorium nuclear reactor in India.
(what concerns nuclear fusion, deuterium and tritium could be use, but this is just hypothetical).

By now the most used combustible for the nuclear energy production is uranium and the world has many problems and risks because of this.

This film is about uranium and its use for the nuclear energy production.
It doesn't want to be comprehensive of everything concerning nuclear reactors.
And it is a very good film, based on a accurate enquiry about uranium.

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