Nuclear power plants are by far one of the safest and most efficient means of generating electricity in the world…until they meltdown, and cause thousands of years of catastrophic environmental destruction.
Barring a meltdown; however, nuclear power plants produce continuous amounts of energy without emitting any of “the gases that contribute to global warming, acid rain, or urban smog.” If there were a way to harness this energy safely, then many of the world’s imminent energy needs would be amply met.
Fortunately, researchers at MIT have proposed the idea of constructing offshore nuclear power plants that could harness the ocean’s inexhaustible water supply to prevent the likelihood of a meltdown. Even if a disaster were to occur, these floating buoys of detonation would be too far from land to exact any meaningful destruction on plants, animals, and humans…unless of course you’re a belly bearing whale haplessly passing by at the wrong time.
According to Nidhi Goyal, post graduate in atmospheric and oceanic sciences, other benefits include being “virtually immune to earthquakes, tsunamis and meltdowns. [And] in the event of any nuclear crisis, it would also have access to the ocean as an infinite heat sink for easy and passive cooling to avoid a meltdown.”
Watch the following video to learn more about MIT’s offshore nuclear power plant proposal: