[ RadSafe ] Thorium Myths

Brennan, Mike (DOH) Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV
Tue Sep 23 13:47:17 CDT 2014

Indeed, it nicely lays out the thorns associated with the rose of thorium based power.  I still believe it is worthwhile to support research and even build a couple of full scale molten salt reactors using thorium, but thorium is no more a panacea than is fusion.  And thorium is a lot easier to get hold of than helium-3, which the fusion fans wax so poetic over.

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Subject: [ RadSafe ] Thorium Myths

With the recurring popular-press news items about Th as a reactor fuel, this web site is a breath of fresh air; just technical enough to appeal to us Radsafe nerds, and simple enough to be understood by the uninitiated.


Bates Estabrooks
Y-12 NSC
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