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originally posted by: TzarChasm
Here is a link with in depth details on thorium and its properties and viability.
Apparently, it's slightly more difficult to manage than conventional nuclear methods, but still worth investigating. Because seriously, we do need an energy resolution. Don't wait til it's too late.
Mr Jiang visited the Oak Ridge labs and obtained the designs – entirely legitimately – after reading an article in the American Scientist extolling thorium. His team concluded that a molten salt reactor may be the answer China’s prayers. It is playing out just as he hoped.
The Chinese are currently building 28 standard reactors – by far the biggest nuclear push in the world – and working on several research and development fronts at once. This is to break what it calls a “scary” dependence on imported fuel, but also to fight pollution.
originally posted by: FlySolo
a reply to: jonnywhite
how do we make a lot of noise about this? There hasn't been nuclear innovation since the 70's