Old nuclear weapons generate electricity

USA-RussiaAccording to the New York Times around 10 percent of the US electricity is provided by old nuclear bombs, including Russian ones. I find very inspiring that weapons once targeting houses are now powering them.

These agreements concern thousands of warheads and are part of a non proliferation policy enacted by both countries. With up to 5,000 nuclear warheads, there is enough plutonium to generate electricity for 50 years.

However these agreements – known as Megatons to Megawatts – are due to expire in 2013.  I hope it will continue after. This is to me the 11th reason to support nuclear.

By Edouard

Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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