Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Edward Teller Describes Nuclear Reactors in 1953

as "exceedingly sluggish and conservative" machines.

Quoted in "Atomic Pile Blast Called Unlikely: Scientists Discount Danger to Public from Reactors Widely in Operation." New York Times (1953, Sep. 13), p. 34


Majia here: it is worth noting that Teller also stated a reactor explosion could be deadlier than a nuclear bomb explosion because the radioactive material released "would be 'hotter' and longer lasting than that from a bomb."

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