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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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Public Comment to BRC by Mike Conley

Mike Conley is a writer from L.A., California. He is working on a novel. Has a book being published and working on a script for a documentary. He also attended the Blue Ribbon Commission hearing on May 13th the same week and same city that hosted the third Thorium Energy Alliance Conference. Washington, D.C. They…

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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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Outlook for Ontario's Nuclear Future?

Ontario government’s $87 Billion dollar plan proposes large chunk for nuclear energy which is mostly refurbishing of 10 existing reactors plus 2 new reactors assuming the nuclear industry gets their act together. As you may be aware the Canadian government Crown Corporation AECL is for sale. The trouble is the price is enormous and the…

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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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Newcomer Deregulate the Atom announcement!!!

The new website is not so much a blog site as it is a participation and reference site. I could have made it a wiki but it has security problems as a collaboration tool.  Now people will see the site structure when they arrive. Each page in the menu can be commented on and commenting…

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The Physicians for Social Responsibility or Mental Disability?

Here was a comment I placed on the Salem-news.com article “Reactor Reax: Nuclear Energy Reporting This Week”  This article has the support of a surprising self-proclaimed group of anti nukers the Physicians for Social Responsibility The article is so trashy I won’t give it the light of day on this blog. I had a friend…

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China Solves Nuclear Self Sufficiency For 3000 Years – Reprocessing!!!

This article appeared in the African Engineering News ….. (UPDATE: Original China Daily Story ) China Central Television reported on Monday that the country’s scientists have successfully developed technology to reprocess spent nuclear fuel. Other countries, such as France, Russia and the UK, have already developed and employ such technology, but, because it is highly…

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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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  • 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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