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Old 04-21-2018, 10:52 AM   #1404 (permalink)
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Thorium was not viable for creating plutonium 239 nuclear weapons.
So there was no need for the for the government to develop it.
An experiment conducted in the 1960s ran a uranium thorium blend fuel that was mostly thorium for commercial power production and it ran flawlessly, using a normal pressurized water reactor with no modifications.
Actually the thorium blend was safer than standard commercial power plant enriched uranium (3% u235) as it produced less iodine 131. Less iodine 131 produces a safer more stable reaction normally achieved by far more expensive high enriched uranium which is your 20% and higher enrighment blends.
1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
2011 leaf SL, white, portable 240v CHAdeMO, trailer hitch, new batt as of 2014.

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