Another new piece by Roy Carter.
By Roy Carter
With an ever growing population and therefore demand for energy, many different options out there are available to power us well into the future. This article I will be focusing on a less known alternative known as thorium reactors.
Although not without its problems this alternative has the potential to replace nuclear power as a molten salt reactor can be prevented from the catastrophic meltdowns of Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and Fukushima. Thorium reactors use a molten salt mix which in a worse case scenario can be diffused into tanks, safely using seals while preventing contamination and de-pressurization explosions such as it’s nuclear counterparts.
These reactors provide much more energy than regular nuclear reactors at a substantially efficient rate. Thorium has its issues such as the fact it still produces radioactive isotopes and has been dubbed “Economically non-viable” by those who champion conventional nuclear power…
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