You simply are ignoring all the evidence out there. Rossing speaks very loudly.jagdish wrote:For various reasons given by different members, thermal cycle will lead to peak uranium.
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http://nuclearinfo.net/Nuclearpower/Ura ... stributionAnother Uranium source for Forsmark is the Rossing Mine in Namibia. A description of the operations of the mine is available here. The Rossing mine produced 3037 tonnes of Uranium in 2004, which is sufficient for 15 GigaWatt-years of electricity with current reactors. The energy used to mine and mill this Uranium was about 3% of a GigaWatt-year. Thus the energy produced is about 500 times more than the energy required to operate the mine.
Breeders need to offer more than fuel utilization to be attractive. Fortunately LFTRs do offer far more. But make no mistake, there is no resource constraint for uranium production. Its literally everywhere.The total abundance of Uranium in the Earth's crust is estimated to be approximately 40 trillian tonnes. The Rossing mine in Nambia mines Uranium at an Ore concentration of 300 ppm at an energy cost 500 times less than the energy it delivers with current thermal-spectrum reactors. If the energy cost increases in inverse proportion to the Ore concentration, shales and phosphates, with a Uranium abundance of 10 - 20 ppm, could be mined with an energy gain of 16 - 32. The total amount of Uranium in these rocks is estimated to be 8000 times greater than the deposits currently being exploited.