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"What garbage…a Thorium reactor needs an accelerator like a fish needs a bicycle."

This is Kirk Sorensen’s comment on his Facebook group page EnergyFromThorium which has encouraged 60 interesting responses.

 

What garbage…a thorium reactor needs an accelerator like a fish needs a bicycle.

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No, not the engineer in the lab coat. Rather, the Electron Model of Many Applications in which she’s standing – a remarkable new technology which could change everything about the way we live.

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    • Cavan Stone

      Every scientist has their obsession, for those who tried to go into particle physics most have found that the problems there are best described as being akin to trench warfare. The accelerator crowd is probably made up of the folk who realized just how bleak particle physics is and need to get out. However the particle physics remains their true love and to make this problem “interesting” they over-complicate it by contorting the design to include their true love. One thing many scientists are guilty of is seeing their one true love as a golden hammer and everything else as a nail. I now I have fallen into this trap sometimes.
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      ‎”‘This means the margin of safety is far greater than with a conventional plant,’ says Cywinski. ‘If the accelerator fails, all that will happen is that the reaction will subside. To stop the reactor, all you would have to do is switch off the accelerator.’”

      More mistakes from this ignorant fellow. If you walk away from any reactor with a negative temperature coefficient

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Weather will not affect LFTRs output

Weather in France slows nuclear power production We’ve passed the tsunami test, the earthquake test and now the weather test. I’m half joking but seriously I keep discovering more reasons to switch to LFTRs. France never embraced Molten Salt Reactors fully but did experiment. Look at how they missed out. Weather conditions would not affect…

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Thorium Molten Salt Reactor covered in Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal wrote this on Thorium MARCH 19, 2011 …Does a Different Nuclear Power Lie Ahead? By MATT RIDLEY Might the Fukushima accident eventually create a chance for the nuclear industry to “reboot”? In recent years some have begun to argue that solid-fuel uranium reactors like the ones in Japan are an outdated…

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South African Scientists Like Thorium

From South Africa Nuclear matters Thorium could be answer to South Africa’s energy woes Published 3 March 2011 in HSNW …South African scientists are increasingly touting thorium as a viable solution for the country’s energy woes; scientists believe that South Africa could use its plentiful reserves of thorium, a radioactive rare earth metal, to generate…

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Hey Utah, China knows Weinberg was right about TMSR's. No Water Needed!

Utah needs water for nuclear power but water is scarce. (see Article in the Salt Lake tribune) The only alternative besides a LFTR is Natural Gas. What’s that? A “LiFTer”? Huh? A LFTR is a Molten Salt Reactor that is a Fourth Generation Reactor yet it’s origins are predecessors of our current reactors. Why does…

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Thorium MSR in China

Kirk Sorensen’s EFT page: Thorium Molten Salt Reactor (TMSR) is now being developed in China and here is Charles Barton’s Post China starts LFTR Development Project I’m sure Kirk Sorensen and Charles Barton had mixed emotions when they learned that China was building a TMSR. Details of the design are not available. For newcomers, this…

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Why Innovation Gets a back Seat – Moral Imperitive against the Business Model

The title says it all. When we can do something to save the planet but we sit back and watch it makes us realize that we need to change our priorities. There is a war term mostly used in recent years and that is “actionable”. It has an underlying meaning which really means doable with…

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Nuclear Street Report on REE Thorium for Profit March 2009

My recent posts have been reviving lesser known freely available posts related to Thorium, LFTR’s or Nuclear Energy. This article originally posted as  NS Editorial: The Nuclear Case For Thorium UPDATE: Originaly posted on Resource Investor A Report on Thorium, the Newest of the Technology Metals, for 2009 – By Jack Lifton – I do…

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Wired article just barely a year old about Thorium

The Wired Magazine article Uranium Is So Last Century — Enter Thorium, the New Green Nuke I remember when the author Richard Martin was lurking on the EnergyFromThorium forum researching the topic. Very good background article covers Kirk Sorensen’s early days with his first encounters with the ORNL masters and the book that taught him…

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Possible billion dollar return from one tonne of Thorium

Kirk Sorensen provided this fascinating look at what a LFTR could do in the not so distant future: Each metric tonne of thorium consumed in a LFTR could produce: 9900 GWe*hr of electricity (at 45% conversion efficiency) up to 15 kg (8400 watts*thermal) of Pu-238 for NASA space missions 20 kg of molybdenum-99 for medical…

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  • Quick Facts: [Thorium Element 90 in periodic table] [Burns up fuel much more efficiently than traditional reactors] [leaves barely any waste behind] [3 x more abundant than uranium] [MSRs run at high temp in liquid molten mixture of fluoride - heat useful for purifying water] [looks like blue water] [no pressure needed] [much safer because of passive safety] [Less expensive to build because it is smaller and easier to build with no pressurized containment needed] [can run without water therefore good for dry and remote locations][molten salt is very stable]

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