[FoRK] Concrete results
sdw at lig.net
Sun Jun 16 14:50:56 PDT 2013
On 6/16/13 2:07 PM, Damien Morton wrote:
> Thorium, as previously noted, is essentially unlimited for use in
> [presently non-existent reactors that consume radioactive waste.
Mostly true, but being used by a company called Thor (!) in Norway (of course) in a conventional reactor, mixed with uranium.
The feasibility is widely believed to have already been proved.
But there are plenty of skeptics:
> On Sun, Jun 16, 2013 at 5:03 PM, Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
>> On 6/16/13 9:43 AM, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
>>> On 6/16/2013 4:50 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
>>>> Oil is not really information-driven,
>>> You think oil companies still randomly poke holes in the earth until they
>>> find something?
>>>> the peak 2006 has hit them
>>>> cold. Peak total fossil and total nuclear fissible is 2020, almost
>>>> nobody is aware of that yet.
>>> As for nuclear, that assumption would only be true if we won't turn to
>>> breeder reactors if/when we need to.
>> Thorium, as previously noted, is essentially unlimited for use in reactors
>> that consume radioactive waste.
>>> - Joe
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