[extropy-chat] nuclear non-proliferation as energy strategy ?

Brian Lee brian_a_lee at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 17 14:52:55 UTC 2006

It is possible to have nuke plants without weapons refining capability. I 
don't think it's the nuclear power that US/EU is freakng out about. It's 
Iran having the ability to create weapans grade plutonium along with nuclear 


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>Lost in a lot of the Iran nuke coverage was an overture by the Russian
>government to essentially co-locate the Iranian refinement centers inside
>of Russia.  It would allow Iran to do the work they are purporting to do,
>while keeping the refinement (and potential weapons) out of their hands.
>All well and good.
>I am curious though ... if the world truly is moving away from fossil
>fuels and (perhaps) towards more and more technologically advanced forms
>of nuclear power ... what does that mean for the balance of energy haves
>and have nots when the major industrialized nations, under the guise of
>the UN and IAEA, etc., can limit the use of those technologies ?
>Is it perhaps an unintended consequence of nuclear non-proliferation that
>only rich, developed countries will have access to modern forms of energy
>production ?
>Is it perhaps _not_ an unintended consequence ?  Do the US and EU dream
>of selling electricity to arabs for petrodollars ?
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