Nuclear Power: First state legislator or state senator in Nevada to introduce a bill to his or her...

...state legislature that becomes law: the bill enables the private sector to immediately raise capital for, and start the construction of, a 50,000-megawatt “traveling wave” nuclear power plant in the southern tip of the state, a 30,000-megawatt plant just north of the state’s western elbow, and a 10,000-megawatt on the state’s eastern border and just west of the City of West Wendover.  The southern tip power plant must have a magnetic levitation (maglev) rail system to Las Vegas and require all of its employees to use the maglev train to travel to the plant.  Likewise, the western elbow power plant must have its own maglev rail system to Reno and require all of its employees to use the train starting at Reno.  However, before funding of any of these plants can be done, the bill also requires the builders and future operators of all such plants to prove to a state court with a jury of respected Austrian School economists that both their construction and operational cost (minus government subsides) are 50% less than current nuclear power plants and can be safely built within two years.  The bill penalizes the construction company of one of these power plants $1 million a day for every day it takes to build a plant past two years (730 days).  [Nevada could become the power provider for California and Utah while keeping all power provider jobs in its state.  Environmentalists in California would likely prevent such construction in their state but Nevada residents would likely prefer the additional jobs more.]

Future Challenges: First of the above power plants to have...

1) Zero-resistance high-voltage transmission lines to their biggest out-of-state customer cities.  [Zero-resistance lines means less electrical energy lost in transmission.  Less loss means less power needed to be produced by the power plant to deliver the requested amount of energy to consumers.]  The Southern Tip power plant has these transmission lines to Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, and Tucson; the Western Elbow power plant has these lines to Sacramento and San Francisco; the Eastern power plant has these lines to Salt Lake City.

2) No human workers actually working in the nuclear power plant but instead using remote-controlled and autonomous robots to service, maintain, and upgrade the plant as well as respond to emergencies and disasters.  [If the human employees are not at the plant but a safe distance away, you won't have them panicking and running away when they should be trying to get a handle of what's going wrong.  If such robots had existed at the Fukushima nuclear power plant after the earthquake and tsunami damaged it, pressure valves could have been opened and manipulated to prevent the reactors from blowing up.  Human workers in a nuclear power plant are fine as long as nothing bad happens, but are less than useless when real trouble erupts.  Robots can be designed to withstand fatal-for-humans levels of radiation.  This is an advancement that is long overdue.]

First Nevada radio talk show host to champion this challenge and:

3) Air her/his show live from each of the three plant locations for a month.  Rotating between them each day.

4) Organize and spearhead a crowdfunding project (IndieGoGo, RocketHub, etc.) to pay the making of the blueprints of the three power plants and the monorail system of two of them.  Those who donate at least $50 get their own declassified for-entertainment-purposes-only copies of the blueprints.  Those who donate at least $1,000 get their own scale model of the three power plants.

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