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LFTR in 5 Minutes or, Why aren't we using Thorium for nuclear power?

Lorien_the_first_one (1178397) writes | more than 2 years ago

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Lorien_the_first_one (1178397) writes "Seems that this video is going viral. The video points out all the advantages of Thorium as nuclear fuel over Uranium: lower cost, the reactor shuts itself down when damage occurs, the waste is much easier to handle and contain, and Thorium is far more abundant than Uranium. So why aren't we using Thorium for nuclear power instead of Uranium?"
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AHuxley (892839) | more than 2 years ago | (#39538755)

to divert to nuclear weapons if and when needed. People want profits during mining, during building, ongoing running, clean up when the plant is shut down and very long term waste storage.
Everybody wins with the current cycle. You have weapons and jobs/contracts for generations of investors and workers....
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