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  •  No, I'm talking about batteries... (3+ / 0-)
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    Wee Mama, ontheleftcoast, kurt

    ...and my point is why concentrate on one item. Magnesium is already being extracted from seawater electrolytically, so why not other elements? And I might add we have tons of uranium being stored in cooling pools and storage casks that should be recycled, rather than sitting around tempting some crazy persons.

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Wed Aug 22, 2012 at 11:36:56 AM PDT

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    •  Well, IIRC, the ITER team uses Lithium... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...in molten form in a jacket around the fusion chamber where it gets bombarded with neutrons, creating tritium as one of the by-products, which then gets extracted and 'burned' in the fusion reaction they're using. Not fun if anything goes wrong...

      "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

      by xaxnar on Wed Aug 22, 2012 at 11:44:58 AM PDT

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