[ExI] Could Thorium solve our energy problem?

John Clark jonkc at bellsouth.net
Fri Jul 9 17:25:33 UTC 2010

On Jul 9, 2010, at 12:26 PM, Adrian Tymes wrote:

> 4.3 Mtons * 80 TJ/ton = 344 EJ < 498 EJ

That 4.3 million figure is just plain nuts.

>  Now, if someone could find a way to get far more than 80 terajoules from a ton of thorium,
> that might be of use.

Not difficult as the true figure is 80 terajoules from a KILOGRAM of Thorium not a ton! You were off by a factor of 1000. Incidentally the Hiroshima bomb released about 60 terajoules.

 John K Clark
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