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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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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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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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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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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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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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My enthusiasm for rooting for nuclear energy is wilting. Just a phase I hope.

I have not lost my belief in nuclear but my faith in humanity has really been tested lately. I have watched my usual sources for something that would grab my attention and be newsworthy. There have been significant headlines. Billions more set aside for loan guarantees. Some states want Yucca mountain revived. Politicians who support…

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American Nuclear Society

AUDEEN FENTIMAN Associate dean of engineering, professor of nuclear engineering at Perdue University testifies to Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future. Last week Fentiman testified on behalf of the American Nuclear Society to the Blue Ribbon Commission. Their final report will be submitted in January 2012 to The Blue Ribbon Commission. The Blue Ribbon Commission…

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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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