Thursday, August 25, 2005

World's safest nuclear reactor - from India

A thorium breeder reactor that can produce 600 MW of electricity for two years with no refueling and practically no control maneuvers has been designed by two Indian scientists. Go here to learn what thorium is. I would explain all this to you, as I completely understand all this fictionable and fuctionable materials business, but the highly specialized and technical details would cause your eyes to roll up in your head and, besides, I have pressing matters to attend to, today. Like, reading Drudge, etc. The neat thing is that the seed fuel for the reactor can come from decommissioned nuclear weapons.

If all this is true, we need to order, oh, about a hundred of them. Reactors, not nuclear weapons.

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