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The latest Thorium Remix by Gordon McDowell is available! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BybPPIMuQQ
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Concur and done, hehe.
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Maybe a different currently available Gen3 reactor might also be a viable solution http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/08/17/britain-should-leap-frog-hinkley-and-lead-21st-century-nuclear-r/
It is hard to imagine now, but Britain once led the nuclear revolution.
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After more than 100 construction cancellations and cost overruns costing up to US$5 billion apiece, Forbes Magazine in 1985 called nuclear power “the greatest managerial disaster in business history…only the blind, or the biased, can now think that most of the money [$265 billion by 1990] has been well spent.” U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Chair Lewis Strauss' 1954 promise that electric power would be “too cheap to meter” is today used to mock nuclear economics, not commend them.

https://theconversation.com/compete-or-suckle-should-troubled-nuclear-reactors-be-subsidized-62069?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Should%20taxpayers%20subsidize%20nuclear%20plants%20to%20keep%20them%20running&utm_content=Should%20taxpayers%20subsid
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“All fourth generation reactors make much less waste and run at higher temperatures,” says John Kutsch, executive director of the Thorium Energy Alliance in Chicago, who previously spoke with this writer. “But the similarity ends there. Inherently, thorium is much more abundant and easier to handle.”
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+Osk Archer The graphic might be derived from another graph from the World bank (below). The main point of the praph is that it take enrgy to create economic activity (GDP). From the less efficient (Russia) to the most effcient (Japan), the ratio is about 2 to 1.

http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/EG.USE.COMM.GD.PP.KD?end=2013&start=1990
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A molten salt reactor (MSR) is a type of nuclear reactor that uses liquid fuel instead of the solid fuel rods used in conventional nuclear reactors. Using liquid fuel provides many advantages in safety and simplicity of design.
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At the end of the article are listed the changes, additions, etc made since original posting January 2015
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http://underlore.com/is-being-too-late-really-so-bad/

For the record: In my opinion, at this point, the only hope we have long term is to start managing the composition of the atmosphere and ocean as if we were in a giant aquarium.

We're going to need nuclear power, both current, and next generation, to start pulling carbon out of the air and sea water. Among other things.
Barring some incredible new carbon capture technology, the window for limiting global warming to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius appears to have closed. That’s the stark conclusion of a report out in Nature today, which finds that the carbon reductions pledges penned into the Paris Agreement are ridiculously inadequate for keeping our climate within a safe and stable boundary.
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+Brandon Sergent you fucking fascist
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Thorium Now is a group of individuals and organizations convinced that the key to humanity's immediate and long term energy future is the proper exploitation of the Thorium atom.

Todd De Ryck
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Save the Nukes!
Chicago Oct. 22-24, 2016

The future of nuclear energy — our largest source of clean power — is in serious jeopardy, and hardly anything is being done to save it.

America could lose half of its nuclear plants by 2030, and yet lawmakers from Washington, D.C. to Springfield, Illinois to Sacramento, California are failing to take action.

We won an exciting victory in New York, but it was temporary and inadequate: there is no plan to replace much less build new nuclear plants.

Thorium and advanced reactors hold great promise but where will they be built if today’s nuclear plants are decommissioned and their sites remediated? Who will want to work and invest in an industry that is in decline and denial?

Enough is enough. Pro-nuclear environmentalists, students, and young nuclear professionals have to take action into our own hands. We must unite to save nuclear at every level: in Washington, in the states, in our plants, in the media, and in our communities.

Join us for a “Save the Nukes!", a national leadership summit October 22 - 24 in Chicago, Illinois co-sponsored by Environmental Progress, American Nuclear Society’s Youth Members Group, Mothers for Nuclear, North American Young Generation of Nuclear, Thorium Energy Alliance, and Nukes Facebook group. Here's what we have planned so far.

Schedule:

Saturday, October 22

5 pm Registration, Cocktails and Dinner — Dessert Panel: “How Can Illinois Save the Nukes?"

Sunday, October 23

9 - 12 noon: Why Is Nuclear in Crisis? What Is Working to Save Them? What Should We Do?

12 - 1 Lunch:

1 - 3: Get Action!

Strategy

Skills Trainings

3 - 5: Get Organized! Small Group Breakout Sessions
Washington, D.C.
Mid-West
West
New York
New England
Southeast

Monday, October 24

Morning -- Meet with Legislators

Noon / Afternoon -- Fight to save Clinton and Quad Cities Nuclear Plants with a March and Direct Action!

Schedule and locations to be announced soon-- mark your calendar and tell your friends.

For more information or if you have questions, shoot me an email.

With hope for the future,

Eric Meyer
Organizing Director
eric@environmentalprogress.org
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Watch from 7:46, this video is related to thorium MSR's which are developed by ASTRON solutions corporation.
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Cheaper and cleaner nuclear plants could finally become reality—but not in the United States, where the technology was invented more than 50 years ago.
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Say what you will about their candidate, but the official 2016 GOP platform explicitly supports the development of thorium reactors: "We support lifting restrictions to
allow responsible development of nuclear energy,
including research into alternative processes like
thorium nuclear energy."
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The list don`t even mention EACL Slowpoke reactor, developed in the late 60s`s and in my opinion is one of the most accomplish mini nuclear reactor. This is a pity that the reactor didn`t received more commercial success.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SLOWPOKE_reactor
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Most of the talk today centers around clean energy, and whether ramping up solar and wind initiatives will produce enough energy to replace the dying ...
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i can see that thing ! in 200 FPS inside your heart its hair as DNA, in 10¨9 I CAN SEE THE ATOM over the DMT in the brain

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The Department of Energy quietly released a draft this month of a plan to double America's nuclear power capacity, not only with the small modular reactors championed by Secretaries Ernest Moniz and Steven Chu, but also with advanced reactors that do not rely on water for cooling.
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Unless there is a major breakthrough in nuclear energy, I really don't see much future in the US for atomic power considering the extreme low cost of natural gas.
Any conventional nuclear power plan cost $4 to 6 billion per Gigawatt of rated power.
There is no way you can compete with electricity from gas turbine, when the direct cost of natural gas is about 1.5 cent per kWh (in the US).
The initial cost of a gas turbine power plan is negligible compare to the $4 to $6 billion mention for the nuclear power plan.
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So nuclear is officially renewable now. If only humanity made decisions based on logic and facts.
New technological breakthroughs from U.S. Department of Energy laboratories have put removing uranium from seawater within economic reach. Nuclear fuel made with uranium extracted from seawater would make nuclear power as renewable as solar, hydro and wind.
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Have smoked Saltwater with uranium inside :) HULK
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Hopefully India can capitalize on this soon.
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That's not likely. Apparently 2050 is the projected date range for actual full thorium use. But then again they might not need it before then.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India%27s_three-stage_nuclear_power_programme#Stage_III_.E2.80.93_Thorium_Based_Reactors
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