A short video of Kirk Sorensen taking us through the benefits of Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors, a revolutionary liquid reactor that runs not on uranium, but thorium. These type of Reactors (MSR Molten Salt Reactors) work and have been built before. Search for either LFTRs or Molten Salt Reactors (MSR) on the internet.
Q: If it is such a great technology why are we not using it now?
A: In a nutshell: Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors were created 50 years ago by Alvin Weinberg, but the American Government realized you can’t weaponize the by-products economically and so they weren’t really interested in the technology. The Nixon administration unable to support both a Uranium and Thorium research and development program, shelved the Thorium program.
Nuclear/Radiation fear is extremely common in the average person, no matter how irrational though it may be. More people have died from fossil fuels and even hydroelectric power than nuclear power.
LFTRs (Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors) are inherently much safer than today’s LWRs (Light Water Reactors), watch and enjoy.