Thorium- advantage and disadvantage

PROS and CONS and MORE  



Thorium As Nuclear Fuel


– What are the benefits of using Thorium?

-What are the downsides of Thorium?

-What about making bombs?

-Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors


Myths About Thorium Nuclear Fuel


By: Nick Touran, Ph.D. (in Nuclear Engineering), March 2014

First- a letter to the internet.

Dear Internet, we need to have a talk about Thorium. It has many good attributes as a nuclear fuel, but the things being said on the internet have become largely misleading, if not all-out inaccurate…Read more>>

Second- 6 Myths and a Wall of Shame

Myth #1: Development of Thorium-based molten salt reactors got cancelled because they couldn’t make bombs! 

Myth #2: Thorium reactors never need enrichment! 

Myth #3: Thorium reactors cannot make bombs! 

Myth #4: There’s more Thorium than Uranium! 

Myth #5: Thorium reactors exclusively make waste that is safe in hundreds of years! 

Myth #6: Thorium reactors and Molten Salt Reactors are the same thing! 

Wall of Shame!


What Are The Problems With LFTR Technology?


By:  Charles Barton-  Posted August 29, 2011

What are the problems with MSR/LFTR technology? This turns out to be a hard question to answer. Since there are a large number of LFTR design options, however, it is difficult to identify a set of problems that shared all of the options. Rather we should talk about elective choices, and the problems that a MSR/LFTR designer would face if a certain option were chosen…Read more>>