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This.
Well, there's no denying the CANDU reactor is an excellent design...
    
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Nice efficient design (by the sounds of it) China!
    
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The plans were shelved because thorium does not produce plutonium for bombs.
Figures.

It's not as good for blowing stuff up, so let's not use that.

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post #34 of 43
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Nice find thats pretty cool.
And I agree which aren't our plants going for Thorium.
I've been wondering for awhile now, as have many of my friends. WHAT or WHERE is University of Ontario
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Professor Robert Cywinksi from Huddersfield University said thorium must be bombarded with neutrons to drive the fission process. “There is no chain reaction. Fission dies the moment you switch off the photon beam. There are not enough neutrons for it continue of its own accord,” he said.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutron_source

This presents a significant problem as to why this is not in common use. Most effective neutron sources are Uranium derived and expensive. This author is full of it.
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post #36 of 43
I hope we all start going nuclear to generate our power since if you believe global warming is true it's the only way to generate massive amounts of clean power sure there is solar power, wind power, water power, but allot of people wont get access to wind/water and only have solar which isn't perfected yet and quite expensive

otherwise if we don't go nuclear due to being scared about the risks we will just keep on dumping lots of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and screw our selfs over anyway just because we were afraid of losing small amounts of land mass

which is unlikely to happen anyway due to safety features in nuclear power plants you just have to access the risk of natural disasters which can occur in the area and take counter measures if the risk is to high don't build it
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I think the way to go is with a diversified energy plan. Hydro and nuclear near water, solar in the desert, gas and coal in abundant areas, etc. Power plants should be built according to what makes the most geographical sense. We do that now, but inefficiently with environmentalists attacking entire sources evenly, instead of on a case to case basis.
So like starcraft?
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O_o
The CANDU is an excellent design.
    
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post #39 of 43
awesome read, thanks

this does sound like a step in the right direction, just hope this is a success and the rest of the world follows
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If a nuclear accident occurs in China will information be withheld and people used as guinea pigs?

China is also ranked 73th in corruption AND investing money earned from software piracy in business. Pretty smart, unlike the West

I wonder where they will bury their nuclear waste though...even if people there are bored to protest...
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