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THORIUM MOLTEN-SALT REACTOR

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory's made promising discoveries in the 1960 on a safer, cheaper, and environmentally friendly way to build nuclear power plants using the plentiful substance thorium and fail-proof low-pressure design (liquid fluoride thorium) that a makes accidental "melt-down" impossible. Their research was shut-down and the USA decided to develop only fast-breeder uranium and plutonium reactors instead, methods that are expensive, create radioactive waste products that take 100,000 years to decompose, along with dangerous weapons-grade substances that lead to nuclear proliferation risk.

Around 2011 Oak Ridge National Laboratory's old Thorium reactor research materials were digitized and many learned for the first time about this safer and cheaper alternative to conventional nuclear reactors - and even use the heat to create types of artificial gasolines.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK367T7h6ZY

SO WHAT'S STOPPING US FROM BUILDING THORIUM BASED NUCLEAR REACTORS!?!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorium-based_nuclear_power