There are a number of new nuclear power projects in various stages of implementation and planning. One of the more interesting projects is a plant that produces only about 1% of the power output of a “typical” commercial nuclear power plant. Designed to provide needed electricity for a town with a population of less than 2,000 people, the Toshiba 4S has a power output of approximately 10 MWe. Atomic Insights recently described that project in an article titled – (Nuclear Power for Galena, Alaska http://www.atomicinsights.com/AI_03-20-05.html)
I recently received the following letter in response to that article.
Hi Rod, I admire the Atomic web site and especially enjoyed the nuclear Galena article. Thank you.
Louden Tribal Council has let it be know that they applaud the City of Galena’s stance on pursuing alternate energy sources. Not only do we cheer them on, we would like to be involved in the studies as besides Louden Tribe, many communities along the Yukon have voiced concerns and we would like to answer them.
Should the nuclear power prove to be safely viable; we will be the first to be endorsing this action.
I agree completely. Though many publications state that people do not want power production systems in their backyard, serious people know that electricity enables modern, comfortable living with the possibility for personal education and growth even in remote areas far up the Yukon River. Like the person who sent me the letter, they recognize that electricity has to be produced before it can be used.