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Response to thx64536 (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 02:22 PM

7. I call bullshit. He is a con-man, selling hype to people who don't know how a reactor works:

All fission-reactors are built on the same principle: Converting thermal energy into electricity.

He SPECIFICALLY said that a molten-salt reactor wouldn't need water-coolant. But how else would he harvest the thermal energy? HE NEVER EXPLAINED THAT. And what does the reactor-layout in HIS OWN PRESENTATION show a "heat-exchanger" next to the reactor? At time-stamp 5:26. What is in that heat-exchanger if not water???

The molten salt is the radioactive fuel that produces the heat! It's not the medium that converts heat into electricity!!!

I only watched the first video and after such a crass mistake I refuse to waste any more time on this man.

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