[ExI] cure for global warming.

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Dec 27 21:12:50 UTC 2010

On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 03:40:26PM -0500, John Clark wrote:
> On Dec 27, 2010, at 1:56 PM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> > 
> > Any preparative neutron source can be used to breed plutonium. Thorium molten-salt is definitely
> > not proliferation-resistent.
> To hell with molten-salt, I'm talking about Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors (LFTR) 
> where not just the neutron moderator and the coolant is in liquid form but the fuel 

You're talking about molten-salt reactors 

> is too. A LFTR reactor needs almost all its neutrons just to keep going, so if you 
> try to steal them to irradiate U238 to make plutonium the LFTR reactor chain reaction will stop.

No, the thorium fuel cycle being proliferation-resistant is a myth

> I'm going to quote from part of a post I sent to the list about 6 months ago. 

> If you're interested in this technology this might be a good place to start:
> http://blogs.howstuffworks.com/2009/12/01/how-a-liquid-fluoride-thorium-reactor-lftr-works/

Thanks for the pointer, but not all of thus have just climbed
down from the trees.

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