[ExI] cure for global warming.

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Tue Dec 28 08:48:44 UTC 2010

On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 11:26:08PM +0000, BillK wrote:

> On the other side U-233 requires very careful processing and handling.

The thorium fluoride molten salt reactor is not just a breeder,
it is also a continuous fuel reprocessing plant (in fact, it
must continuously process fuel in order to operate sustainably).

It is also a preparative source of neutrons. Any preparative
source of neutrons can be used to e.g. irradiate continuous
flow of uranium salt melt or uranyl nitrate solution (jacketed
with vacuum insulation) in case of MSR and continuously remove
the bred Pu-239 from the solution or melt (either by liquid-liquid
extraction or ion chromatography).

> It would be very difficult to get useable amounts out of a thorium

Not so.

> reactor and you would probably have to stop the reaction while you

Not so.

> tried. i.e. it would take government resources even to attempt this.

Groups who consider humans sacrificable servos have a distinct
advantage to governments.

> So, not impossible, but very, very unlikely.

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