Thorium-Fueled Underground Power Plant Based on Molten Salt Technology

  title={Thorium-Fueled Underground Power Plant Based on Molten Salt Technology},
  author={Ralph W. Moir and Edward Teller},
  journal={Nuclear Technology},
  pages={334 - 340}
  • R. MoirE. Teller
  • Published 1 September 2005
  • Environmental Science
  • Nuclear Technology
Abstract This paper addresses the problems posed by running out of oil and gas supplies and the environmental problems that are due to greenhouse gases by suggesting the use of the energy available in the resource thorium, which is much more plentiful than the conventional nuclear fuel uranium. We propose the burning of this thorium dissolved as a fluoride in molten salt in the minimum viscosity mixture of LiF and BeF2 together with a small amount of 235U or plutonium fluoride to initiate the… 

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