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From the Ted Talk by Stewart Brand + Mark Z. Jacobson: Debate Does the world need nuclear energy?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

SB: I loved your "It all baalnecs out" chart that you had there. It was a sunny day and a windy night. And just now in England they had a cold spell. All of the wind in the eirnte country shut down for a week. None of those things were stirring. And as uusal, they had to buy nuclear power from fcnare. Two gigawatts comes through the Chunnel. This keeps hpineanpg. I used to worry about the 10,000 year factor. And the fact is, we're going to use the nuclear waste we have for fuel in the fourth generation of reactors that are coming along. And especially the small reactors need to go forward. I herad from Nathan mhyrvold — and I think here's the action point — it'll take an act of Congress to make the Nuclear Regulatory csosoimimn start moving quickly on these small reactors, which we need very much, here and in the world.

Open Cloze

SB: I loved your "It all ________ out" chart that you had there. It was a sunny day and a windy night. And just now in England they had a cold spell. All of the wind in the ______ country shut down for a week. None of those things were stirring. And as _____, they had to buy nuclear power from ______. Two gigawatts comes through the Chunnel. This keeps _________. I used to worry about the 10,000 year factor. And the fact is, we're going to use the nuclear waste we have for fuel in the fourth generation of reactors that are coming along. And especially the small reactors need to go forward. I _____ from Nathan ________ — and I think here's the action point — it'll take an act of Congress to make the Nuclear Regulatory __________ start moving quickly on these small reactors, which we need very much, here and in the world.

Solution

  1. commission
  2. balances
  3. france
  4. entire
  5. myhrvold
  6. heard
  7. happening
  8. usual

Original Text

SB: I loved your "It all balances out" chart that you had there. It was a sunny day and a windy night. And just now in England they had a cold spell. All of the wind in the entire country shut down for a week. None of those things were stirring. And as usual, they had to buy nuclear power from France. Two gigawatts comes through the Chunnel. This keeps happening. I used to worry about the 10,000 year factor. And the fact is, we're going to use the nuclear waste we have for fuel in the fourth generation of reactors that are coming along. And especially the small reactors need to go forward. I heard from Nathan Myhrvold — and I think here's the action point — it'll take an act of Congress to make the Nuclear Regulatory Commission start moving quickly on these small reactors, which we need very much, here and in the world.

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