I think fast breeders generally use a liquid metal as a coolant. That is not
nice to repair or refuel. It leaves a mess to cleanup in the end.
A light water breeder like that in the last Shipping Port reactor is a better
bet that can be back-fitted into light pressurized water reactors. It bread
Th-232 to U-233 and was proven to work in the late 1960’s early 70’s.
Any fission reactor LEAVES A MESS for future generations, including the fast
breeders. And they have less intrinsic nuclear (physics) safety than thermal
light water reactors to avoid operating accidents.
IMHO India and China do not have the managerial safety ethic to handle the
large fission reactor technology they are betting on. I hope they give up and
focus on LENR R&D.
I would love to see their safety analyses for the new reactor. I bet it has
all sort of holes similar to the design assumptions the Japanese folks found
satisfactory for Fukushima. The first issue is siting it near a large
population—idiocy IMHO. An exclusion zone of 100 km would be warranted to
From: Adrian Ashfield <a.ashfi...@verizon.net>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 1:43:08 PM
Subject: [Vo]: Fast breeder thorium reactor
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