4 thoughts on “Good ol’ Rick Perry

  1. Big Tex says:

    “Perry’s Vision Of Nuclear Generator Movable By Cargo Plane Successfully Tested During Kennedy Admin” (Forbes) https://www.forbes.com/sites/rodadams/2017/09/29/perrys-visionary-small-nuclear-generator-could-have-been-dropped-before-iacocca-introduced-mustang/#3130b19c2eed Re: successful testing: “The ML-1 worked (though never to specification, only achieving a peak output of 66% of the specified electrical output), but it had numerous major issues along the route to working. Rapid shutdowns were commonplace, often due to spurious sensor readings, while real mechanical problems – with the non-nuclear components of the system – often were undetected until a degree of damage occurred. Also, in order to reduce weight, extensive shielding was omitted in favor of a personnel exclusion zone of 500 feet (150 m) while in operation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ML-1
    See also https://thinkprogress.org/rebuild-puerto-ricos-grid-with-solar-not-nuclear-abc85da68cf6/

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