[ RadSafe ] Thorium Fueled Reactors

Dan McCarn hotgreenchile at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 04:00:31 CST 2012

Dear Jake -

Did you accidentally misuse the word 'proliferation'? I think George took
it to mean nuclear weapons proliferation.  I think you meant the future of
'nuclear power development'.

The word generally has only one meaning for nuclear types - as in nuclear
weapons proliferation or the NPT - Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.


I read the NPT several times a year whether I need to or not, but then I
spent eight years at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and have
been 'indoctrinated'.

Dan ii

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On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 4:27 PM, Jake Hecla <jakehecla at gmail.com> wrote:

>     Hello fellow Radsafers- I'm writing you to ask for your opinions
> regarding Thorium based reactors, specifically the MSR design that seems to
> get so much media attention. The brief research I've done seems to indicate
> that MSRs are the future of nuclear power proliferation. However, I've yet
> to hear about any of the drawbacks regarding this technology. Can you
> enlighten me further?
> Thanks for your time
> -Jake J. Hecla
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