That also has to be factually incorrect. 'Natural' uranium needs to undergo an extensive and expensive enrichment process before it can be used as nuclear fuel. I'm sure 3kg of uranium ore (yellow cake) would not power my Arduino for long, let alone the entire USA.
Even with the necessity of enrichment, it still takes only about 3 kg of natural uranium to supply the energy needs of one American for a year.
and that is factually incorrect. The Sacramento river flows through the central valley and exits into San Francisco Bay through the more mountainous terrain of the Northern Valley where there is less farming, and where there are actual family farms still existing. The Southern valley has the San Joaquin river completely under control.
About 40 miles (64 km) from the mouth, the river draws abreast to the western flank of Stockton, one of the basin's largest cities. From here to the mouth, the river is dredged as part of a navigation project, the Stockton Deep Water Ship Channel. Past the head of tide, amid the many islands of the delta, the San Joaquin is joined by two more tributaries: the Calaveras River and the larger Mokelumne. The river grows to almost 5,000 feet (1,500 m) wide before ending at its confluence with the Sacramento River, in Antioch, forming the head of Suisun Bay. The combined waters from the two rivers then flow west through the Carquinez Strait and San Francisco Bay into the Pacific.
3Kg of yellow cake could power an arduino for a very long time, if you happen to have a nuclear reactor in your yard.
Quote from: draythomp on Nov 12, 2011, 05:31 pm3Kg of yellow cake could power an arduino for a very long time, if you happen to have a nuclear reactor in your yard.Funny you should say that...