quote: Correct. Current nuclear facilities in the US and worldwide are protected by extremely dense concrete shells. The twin domes at the San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station (SONGS) in Southern California is built to withstand the direct impact of a 747 at full speed (resulting in little more than chips to the surface of the dome). Factoid of the day!
quote: Perhaps most exciting the new company will help to promote the 4S reactor design. This design is a small, and extremely simple and safe system, which offers great promise for distributed nuclear power generation.
quote: Toshiba calls nuclear power, "a cost-efficient long-term energy source, a powerful tool in the fight against global warming, and an integral part of a future hydrogen economy."