A Better Way to Do Nuclear Energy?

A Better Way to Do Nuclear Energy?




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Sources: Sources:
https://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/current-and-future-generation/thorium.aspx
https://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/current-and-future-generation/molten-salt-reactors.aspx
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2011/jun/23/thorium-nuclear-uranium
https://www.wired.com/story/andrew-yang-wants-a-thorium-reactor-by-2027-good-luck-buddy/

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https://www.britannica.com/technology/breeder-reactor
https://www.britannica.com/technology/fissile-material
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/03/bill-gates-warren-buffett-new-nuclear-reactor-wyoming-natrium
https://www.ucsusa.org/resources/advanced-isnt-always-better#read-online-content
https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/2021-05/ucs-rpt-AR-3.21-web_Mayrev.pdf IMAGES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Greenhouse_George_Early_Fireball.ogv https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molten-Salt_Reactor_Experiment#/media/File:MoltenSaltReactor.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molten_salt_reactor#/media/File:Molten_Salt_Reactor.svg


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NTS_-_Low-level_radioactive_waste_storage_pit.jpg
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/periodic-table-thorium-gm466937217-34268288
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/nuclear-fission-of-uranium-gm481061477-36774966
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/nuclear-power-station-with-steaming-cooling-towers-and-canola-field-gm165773720-16584253
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/tihange-nuclear-power-station-gm909474696-250499155

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