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Originally posted by intrptr
reply to post by puncheex
So - tell me why I'm wrong. I'm new unclear.
Not "wrong". The "New Clear" came from the (way back) senate hearing introducing the idea of nuclear power as a new and "clear as a glass of water" power source. The same dog and pony show you play now. "Nuclear power is okay, we're making it better. We have "new" nuclear power."
Tell it to the kiddies. They're young, they'll believe you.
Then lets take some spent fuel, enrich it and make pretty fireworks that do this...
Statue of a buddha melted at Hiroshima. Bronze melts at 1700 degrees.
Theres all kind of uses for nuclear fuel once its been exposed and depleted. Depleted Uranium penetrators...
Now tell me (again) that Thorium reactors are different better and new. I'll remind you of the technology infrastructure already in place that feeds the Industrial military complex and will not change over to some less profitable, undeveloped, non military application pipe dream.
Personally I think the rhetoric is just to put people back to sleep and then restart the Uranium fueled nuclear power industry. Their popularity did take a hit after Fukushima.
If it had been viable, they would already be operating along side the water boilers. But not.