Why the fuck aren’t we using Liquid fluoride thorium reactors yet?
- Thorium is 3 times as abundant as uranium, usually discarded as waste from rare-earth mining
- LFTRs resist diversion of its nuclear fuel to nuclear weapons
- The reactor is not at great pressures so it cannot explode and is easy to control at all times
- LFTRs consume 99% of their fuel, typical nuclear reactors consume LESS THAN 1% (thats less than 1% efficient)!
- LFTR’s are cleaner, fission wastes that are radioactive for 300 years (compared to 10,000+ years for typical reactors)
- No expensive fuel enrichment needed!
- 1 tonne natural Thorium = 35 tonnes enriched Uranium = 4,166,000 tonnes black coal
- LFTRs can burn high level waste from typical reactors
- LFTRs are much cheaper than a typical reactor due to simpler construction and safer reactors
- Fission wastes from LFTRs include rare-earth metals used in electronics and medical isotopes
This is it folks, This is what is going to take us into the future. Watch this: