John asked in EnvironmentGreen Living · 4 months ago

Why do people push solar and wind so hard but in reality clean nuclear energy is the way of the future?

Thorium Molten salt reactors can be powered by existing nuclear waste getting rid of all the waste lying around.

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  • Orla
    Lv 6
    4 months ago

    Disadvantages of thorium reactors:

    High start-up costs: Huge investments are needed for thorium nuclear power reactor, as it requires significant amount of testing, analysis and licensing work. Also, there is uncertainty over returns on the investments in these reactors. For utilities, this factor can weigh on the decisions to go ahead with plans to deploy the reactors. The reactors also involve high fuel fabrication and reprocessing costs.

    High melting point of thorium oxide: As melting point of thorium oxide is much higher compared to that of uranium oxide, high temperatures are needed to make high density ThO2 and ThO2–based mixed oxide fuels. The fuel in nuclear fission reactors is usually based on the metal oxide.

    Emission of gamma rays: Presence of Uranium-232 in irradiated thorium or thorium based fuels in large amounts is one of the major disadvantages of thorium nuclear power reactors. It can result in significant emissions of gamma rays.

  • 4 months ago

    When the reactors are decommissioned, then what?

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    nulear energy is dangerous, Heard of three mile island and chernobyl

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