December 16, 2011

Why Is Bill Gates Selling Nuclear to China?

Dominic Basulto, Washington Post


Washington Post

TerraPower, a nuclear-power start-up backed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, former Microsoft chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold and a handful of top-tier Silicon Valley venture capitalists, has been in negotiations to sell its breakthrough traveling wave reactor technology to China's National Nuclear Corporation.

The negotiations between Gates and China should be a wake-up call for the United States government for both obvious and not-so-obvious reasons.

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