Beating Nuclear Warheads Into Power Plants?
What if there were a way to "burn" nuclear warheads to light cities and heat homes? Well, Asea Brown Boveri Inc. in Stamford, Conn., wants to build a nuclear-power plant that could be fueled in part with plutonium from decommissioned warheads. That would be more efficient than encasing the plutonium in glass and burying it deep in the earth. "That takes electricity. This makes electricity," says Kenneth R. Rohde, product manager for nuclear systems at ABB's Combustion Engineering Inc.
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