Gary Vesperman is trying to arrange sponsorship by the Nevada Governor's
Office for a demonstration of Low-Energy Nuclear Transmutation (LENT) at the
Feb. 16th State Summit on Nuclear Waste in Reno. The summit is closed to the
general public. A past issue of the Journal of New Energy (an archival,
peer-reviewed journal in Chemical Abstracts, etc.) contains a paper:
"Operating the LENT-1 Transmutation Reactor" by Drs. Fox & Jin,
reporting successful transmutation of 0.1 gram of Thorium 12 times out of 12
runs, using 3 cents worth of electricity, in 30 minutes. Therefore, some
scientists now claim that LENT process is a "scientific FACT" rather
than an irreproducible anomaly.
Gary Vesperman has contacted Nevada's new governor, Kenny Guinn, claiming it is absurd that so much money is still being wasted on the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository when the radioactivity can be transmuted out of the waste nuclear fuel using a trivial amount of electricity. The referenced site http://web.gcis.net/cincygrp shows a color photo of a flake of non-radioactive copper that used to be radioactive thorium!
Terrorist threats like Iraq possibly smuggling nuclear bombs next to some of our nuclear power plants need to also be addressed. A 1000-megawatt nuclear power plant running at full power for one year accumulates the radioactive equivalent of 2,300 Hiroshima atomic bombs. Let's assume a complex of two large elderly nuclear power plants in Illinois has in its waste fuel storage pools 10,000 Hiroshima bombs of radioactivity. Iraq smuggles in just one bomb and blows it up. The Americans would then have a situation in their agricultural heartland far worse than Chernobyl. Italy alone had to dispose of $750,000,000 worth of radioactivity contaminated food. A recent report states that UN inspectors never found and destroyed Iraq's nuclear apparatus. Iraq’s technical people are now free to finish building their bombs within a few months. Iraq has been acting strangely confident lately with their saber rattling. For more info on the Iraq nuclear threat loggon the site for the Nuclear Control Institute at http://www.nci.org/nci-new.htm .