Following the well-known nuclear accidents on Chernobyl (1986), Three Mile Island (1979) as well as Fukushima (2011), all three of which were devastated by a core reactor collapse, leading to the release of fatal levels of radiation to the environment, many countries worldwide are engaging in a phase-out.
While intervention to shut all nuclear power plants is already well underway in the past decades, the existing alternative energy sources are disparagingly ineffective, they do rely mainly on the non-renewable energy resources and deliver significantly lower power compared to nuclear power plants as well as, most notably, are seen as one of the main contributors to this initiative.
However, the research staff of Francesco D’Auria (Pisa University, Italy), Nenad Debrecin (Zagreb University) and of Horst Glaeser (Global Research on Security, Germany), says that nuclear power could neither become a lost cause nor the game of “Russian Roulette” in the future. In a recent article published in journal Nuclear Energy and Technology, which has been checked by colleagues for open access, they propose a new obstacle to the security of massive light water reactors around the world as a result of 30 to 40 years ‘ collaboration. This obstacle is expected to minimize the threat of the main shell to that of a massive meteorite incoming in the area, at half the expense of the already outdated one that it is aimed to substitute.
These scientists aim to release research findings over recent decades, especially regarding the capacity to analyze accidents and the performance of nuclear fuel materials, together with the concepts of pioneers who have developed nuclear technology during the last century. They also aim to re-establish public confidence in the nuclear energy – a valid and reliable renewable energy option and to resolve the difference between what we have heard over the years regarding nuclear energy and innovation and the reality.
The recent discovery of nuclear fuel structural weakness and a more comprehensive E-SMD (extended security margin detection), which allows for the emergency reactor shutdown, with only small and very low likelihood risks, are the most up-to-date work results and information to be applied in the innovative sustainable solution. It also offers customers with detailed data on the measures necessary to prevent or minimize potential damages.
Given the severity of the three nuclear disasters, the researchers acknowledged that there have been nearly 500 stable nuclear power units since the fission reaction in 1942 was illustrated, and the energy reactor link to the electrical network was linked to the nuclear break in 1954. Furthermore, some thousand accident-free reactors, like testing, generation, and marine propulsion, have been used for uses other than power generation.