Dekan Posted June 2, 2011 Share Posted June 2, 2011 Ships seem highly suited to be powered by nuclear reactors. Granted, reactors produce nuclear radiation, which is deadly to humans unless shielded against. But effective shielding can be provided by large masses of material such as steel and concrete. This material may weigh a lot, but even a weight of a thousand tons or more, is not a problem in a big ship. Military submarines are nuclear powered, as are aircraft-carriers. These vessels have large crews, and no-one seems to suffer any ill-effects from the on-board nuclear reactor. So I wonder, why aren't reactors fitted to commercial ships? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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