HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Environment & Energy » Environment & Energy (Group) » Safer Nuclear Power, at H... » Reply #20

Response to ladjf (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 13, 2013, 02:55 PM

20. Why is it just as deadly?

In theory, it consumes material that is already existing waste, and would be passively save (that is... a loss of power doesn't do anything but shut it off... even in no human operator takes any action at all).

Thorium is an existing byproduct of mining for "rare earths" (which are needed for both solar and wind generation). It's being mined anyway (we can't avoid it)... it's just that now it's radioactive waste (that's right... radioactive waste from renewables).

There are plenty of reasons to question a switch to this type of reactor, but risk to the human race isn't really one of them.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 34 replies Author Time Post
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2013 OP
PoliticAverse Mar 2013 #1
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2013 #2
guyton Mar 2013 #3
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2013 #4
wtmusic Mar 2013 #11
kristopher Mar 2013 #13
FBaggins Mar 2013 #21
Fumesucker Mar 2013 #29
guyton Mar 2013 #30
kristopher Mar 2013 #5
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2013 #6
kristopher Mar 2013 #7
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2013 #8
jonthebru Mar 2013 #9
kristopher Mar 2013 #10
pscot Mar 2013 #27
wtmusic Mar 2013 #12
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2013 #15
ladjf Mar 2013 #14
hunter Mar 2013 #17
ladjf Mar 2013 #18
hunter Mar 2013 #19
ladjf Mar 2013 #22
hunter Mar 2013 #24
Nihil Mar 2013 #28
LineLineReply Why is it just as deadly?
FBaggins Mar 2013 #20
ladjf Mar 2013 #23
wtmusic Mar 2013 #25
ladjf Mar 2013 #31
FBaggins Mar 2013 #32
ladjf Mar 2013 #33
FBaggins Mar 2013 #34
NickB79 Mar 2013 #26
Cooley Hurd Mar 2013 #16
Please login to view edit histories.