Sunday, January 6, 2013
The Telegraph has noticed that the Chinese have 140 PhD's working on the very dangerous thorium molten salt reactor. A 250 MW LFTR, like one imagined by Flibe Energy, may be fitted perfectly to power a zero emission steel plant, an application perfect for Chinese industry. One may think smaller still, I am told, with a 1 MW plant being eminently feasible. All of this looks to work out very well for Chinese masters of bad thorium IP that their $350 million and 40 PhD's will soon develop.
According to the Telegraph, our friend Xu Hongjie has commented that US Energy Department has begun to take a close interest in China's plans and is now seeking "collaboration," the kind I suppose where we give away our patrimony while spending a billion dollars to do it.
The fun part of all this is the China Syndrome movie made activists pant in fear that a meltdown might sink down and harm the Earth's core, where, it seems, a nuclear reaction is already raging. Astrophysicists are even looking at planets with thorium decay heat at their core as having magnetic fields that shield harmful cosmic radiation and as being likely places for water to form.
So thorium decay helps keep the Earth's core hotter that the sun. Mother Earth now freely gives us the secret of her warmth and protection. It's a nuclear reactor.