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The problem with fission reactors it seems are twofold.
1) Accidents happen. Including accidents that nobody had foreseen. And nuclear fuel is, like, really dangerous if it escapes the confines of the reactor. Sometimes via accidents or geologic events that nobody foresaw.
2) What to do with the waste products & spent fuel? Yucca mountain is dead thanks to Nevada NIMBY's. Right now they're storing it on site at the reactors. One of 'em is about a quarter mile from my house. Gives me a nice warm feeling at night to know it's there, just sitting around in barrels. And every week -- more barrels.

The thing is, this stuff is dangerous. Too dangerous. There are better alternatives.
1. That's why we should build reactors with safe passive failure modes that can cool themselves.

2. Or we could reprocess the fuel. Yes, it would cost a bit more than just dumping it, but we could keep recycling it and it would largely eliminate the waste problem. France does it because Electricite de France is part of their government and that's the way the French people want it done.
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Let's just invent reliable fusion reactors and be done with it. Plus, the Epstein Drive* would then be just around the corner, opening up the solar system to colonization!

* Given recent events, James S.A. Corey probably wishes they had given it a different name now.


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19 Emmy nominations! Well deserved, this show was simply amazing.


HBO Sets New Single Season Emmy Nom Record With 137 & Beats Netflix
By Anthony D'Alessandro, Deadline.com - Jul. 16, 2019

Last year Netflix for the first time ever beat HBO in noms, 112 to 108, but in the end both took home 23 wins total. This year, HBO took the Emmy nom crown back and set a new network nom record for a single season with 137 Emmy noms. Netflix counts 117 noms today.

HBO’s previous Emmy nom record for a single season was in 2015 with 126 nominations. HBO’s Emmy nom count this year is +29, while Netflix is +5.

Today HBO saw massive noms for Game of Thrones (32), its limited series Chernobyl (19), comedy series Barry (17), late night talk show Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (9), True Detective (9), Veep‘s swan song season (9), Deadwood (8), Blumhouse series Sharp Objects (8), Michael Jackson dicey doc Leaving Neverland and in a big comeback its summer 2018 frosh series Succession (5).

Netflix counts 16 noms for its Ava DuVernay series about the Central Park 5 When They See Us, as well as 13 noms for the Amy Poehler-produced comedy series Russian Doll, 9 including a Best Actor drama nom for Jason Bateman’s Ozark, and 5 for the second season of comedy series GLOW.

NBC filed third with Emmy noms with a total of 58 (-20 from year last year). Amazon Prime Video was fourth with 47 (+25 from 2018), CBS has 43 (+8), FX 32 (-18), ABC 26 (-5), Hulu 20 (-7), Fox 18 (+2), Showtime 18 (-3), CNN 17 (+7), VH1 14 (+2), NatGeo 13 (-4) and AMC 11 (+10).

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HBO Programming Chief On ‘Chernobyl’ Follow-Up & More Nights Of Original Programming – TCA


A 1980s tale of a nuclear disaster behind the Iron Curtain became an unlikely global phenomenon and a ratings juggernaut. Anchoring a new night of original programming for HBO on Mondays, the Chernobyl limited series grew its ratings every week. Its viewership has surpassed 12 million to become the most watched HBO limited or miniseries since Band of Brothers.

Given Chernobyl‘s success, which includes 19 Emmy nominations, it is not surprising there has been chatter about HBO mulling another historical miniseries with Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and executive producers Carolyn Strauss and Jane Featherstone.


“We have a deal with Craig, and he is thinking about a lot of things,” HBO president of programming Casey told Deadline at TCA on Wednesday. “Obviously he has an interest in history but we are not looking to make a franchise out of it. There is no plans to specifically find another manmade or natural disaster and talk about it. But if he says, ‘I really want to explore this’, and there is a really good story there, an important story, we would be open to it. Anything he gets excited about I would get excited about.”


Chernobyl was a co-production between HBO and Sky. With the British satcaster now owned by Comcast, would it continue to be a viable co-production partner for HBO?


“We have had good experiences with Sky and BBC; we know the executives there, they work with talent we like; we sent them Chernobyl, they sent us Catherine the Great,” Bloys said. “I imagine both will continue.”


After successfully expanding beyond Sunday to a second night of executive programming with Chernobyl (HBO also has originals on Friday), the network is not rushing to expand its programming footprint further.


“I think for the near future, two nights is probably what we could handle,” Bloys said, noting the resources for programming and marketing such a ramp-up would involve. “I don’t see a third night on the horizon.”


HBO plans to do around 160-165 hours of original programming in 2020, up from 150 this year. The slow expansion allows to “keep the quality for the rest of 2019, 20 and even into 21,” he said.


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Stay tuned for a possible sequel, from the country that STILL doesn't seem to know how to properly handle lethal radioactive materials:

http://news.trust.org/item/20190809093035-01tbh

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Congrats to Chernobyl and all the wins. Without a doubt the correct show won and it was well deserved. This was top notch television that still resonates with me.
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