To: Waco; grundle
This process was in last May's (2003) Discover Magazine. I think the title was something like "Anything into oil". I remember it well because I was curious about where to buy the stock after reading the article.
They quoted $10 per barrel to start off. There were 3 bi-products of the proscess...oil was one. All were relatively ,harmless.
Anything but radioactive elements can be broken down. Pretty amazing. You will need to read the article, as I don't remember the details.
posted on 02/28/2004 11:36:44 PM PST
Hazardous chemical elements (mercury, arsenic, lead, etc.) won't be eliminated by this process. It's not just the radioactive stuff. The pollution issues are similar to those of incineration of waste for energy.
I saved the one you remember reading, remarking that time would tell if this was an inefficient source or, if it was a technology before it's time. Hype does not overcome reality. This is the first article on the subject that I've seen since the first one, and it remains to be seen what sort of technology this is. The first article even went so far as to say the facility itself was not very expensive to build, or would be recouped easily by profit of production.
So, one article every six or eight months to describe a miracle. I'm waiting.
posted on 02/29/2004 2:32:29 AM PST
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