Sunday, June 17, 2018

ThorCon still working on Molten-salt reactor


My understanding of this is that it doesn't have to be thorium.  Uranium can work just fine.  As a matter of fact, this outfit was stated as explicitly as only interested in doing what could be done now, as opposed to looking for the absolute perfect solution "one of these days" in some future time.

In other words, according to this article, in five years, they could be set to ramp up to assembly line production of molten salt reactors.  It would be a world changing event.

It will take five years to study and test this concept.  That is where they are NOW.  This doesn't have to wait for anything but the testing.

I'd say that this is a big deal.  Even so, five years seems like a long time.  But better than never.

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