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MSR (Old Tech) cover up.

Discussion in 'Mathematics and Physics' started by killivolt, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. killivolt

    killivolt Well-Known Member

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    I never knew and apparently even students studying Nuclear Energy didn't know about this either.

    Once again something that is overlook by Gov in favor of creating economic structure ("In this case California") than producing effective means for energy delivery to the population. Meanwhile they continue to pollute the Planet and need more land mass to store spent rods, when this Technology could have prevented it.

    Finally enough people get together and actually get the DOE's views to change.

    http://energyfromthorium.com/2016/01/16/doe-terrapower/


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    cover up? I must have missed something.
     
  3. killivolt

    killivolt Well-Known Member

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    What is it, you have research that's overlooked and the suddenly it's adopted? Ok, maybe not covered up, but more to the point avoided.

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    They could store spent rods in Uranium mines that are already contaminated.
     
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    killivolt Well-Known Member

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    http://www.sltrib.com/news/2351660-155/utah-stepping-closer-to-taking-250

    Actually this is the reason I would like to see already accumulated waste material used up in a LFTR reactor. If Utah's going to take it anyway, since it's in my backyard as well, I would rather that we open LFTR's to further deplete the hotter waste an deplete it down to less atoms with a greater half life. Storing the Material while still remaining hot through a process of mixing the Material and then expecting it to deplete, it actually as I have read gets hotter mixed variation laying in the ground doesn't deplete as rapidly.

    If you deplete the Hotter waste and separate as the LFTR is expected to do and it's already here anyway and since Nuclear Plants aren't going away a safer process would be better than continuing to make more and more waste with existing plants. The problem they say is Thorium and mining would create more Radioactive waste but that is false, mines like Kenecott Copper Mine not to far from the proposed waste site has Tailings that contain Thorium and they continue to pull at other sites as well while mining for rare earth materials.

    Companies would be required to build new plants and they don't want the expenditure and time lost moving to process that would benefit the country and benefit Utah because we have mines here already. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranium_mining_in_Utah

    As you suggested the Mines that created the Material are here as well, seems once most of that Material is further depleted to a point you can safely store in an already existing mine seemed to me like a good idea as the author of the Thorium Forum had blogged. http://energyfromthorium.com/lftr-overview/

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