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How TVA could go coal-free…

On my previous post, I received an excellent comment from Alex Brown, that I would like to try to answer in a full post. Alex said:While the enthusiasm is a good thing there are several reason why this is more or less impossible for TVA to achieve. First off is the fact that TVA is a power producer, they do not design nuclear reactors nor are they active in getting new designs approved. TVA really only has the options to choose between the already approved designs, and since so far none of those is a thorium powered fluoride reactor TVA cannot build them. Furthermore, if TVA were to attempt to push this technology they would be amazingly lucky to ...