Source: Ames Lab
quote: thus potentially addressing the greenhouse problem via a carbon-neutral fuel cycle in the long term.
quote: Any person or organization opposed to Thorium reactor research and deployment without objectively comparing the costs and benefits against the existing and projected alternatives, does not deserve the title of "environmentalist".
quote: So my statement stands. You guys, if you truly think they're an embarrassment, need to get them in line and stop putting them at the top of your parties power structure.
quote: Thorium MSRs are such a panacea to so many of our simultaneous and looming problems, they almost sound too good to be true.
quote: An academic reactor or reactor plant almost always has the following basic characteristics: (1) It is simple. (2) It is small. (3) It is cheap. (4) It is light. (5) It can be built very quickly. (6) It is very flexible in purpose. (7) Very little development will be required. It will use off-the-shelf components. (8) The reactor is in the study phase. It is not being built now.On the other hand a practical reactor can be distinguished by the following characteristics: (1) It is being built now. (2) It is behind schedule. (3) It requires an immense amount of development on apparently trivial items. (4) It is very expensive. (5) It takes a long time to build because of its engineering development problems. (6) It is large. (7) It is heavy. (8) It is complicated.