Idaho Samizdat gives out Laurels for developments that exceeded expectations for nuclear energy and Hardlys for disappointments.
Two articles from this site:
Average nuclear capacity factor by country from 2007 to 2009 and an update on new nuclear construction
Japan is reducing the cost of extracting uranium from seawater using cloth dipped in persimmon juice. Now less than twice as expensive as regular mining. These methods will enable access to 4.5 billion tons of uranium in seawater.
Genetically engineered seaweed to have the tannins in perisimmons and with similarities in fiber to the cotton may be a path to affordable large scale uranium from seawater. The seaweed could also have uses for biofuel to help offset costs with another useful biproduct.
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